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archduchess

archduchess

noun arch·duch·ess \-ˈdə-chəs\

: a princess of the royal family of Austria

: the wife or widow of an archduke

Full Definition of ARCHDUCHESS

1
:  the wife or widow of an archduke
2
:  a woman having in her own right a rank equal to that of an archduke

Origin of ARCHDUCHESS

French archiduchesse, feminine of archiduc archduke, from Middle French archeduc
First Known Use: 1555

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