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duce

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noun du·ce \ˈdü-(ˌ)chā\

Definition of duce

  1. :  leader —used especially for the leader of the Italian Fascist party



Origin and Etymology of duce

Italian (Il) Duce, literally, the leader, title of Benito Mussolini, from Latin duc-, dux


First Known Use: 1923


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