archduchess

noun arch·duch·ess \ -ˈdə-chəs \
|Updated on: 12 May 2018

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

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Origin and Etymology of archduchess

French archiduchesse, feminine of archiduc archduke, from Middle French archeduc


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archduchess

Definition of archduchess for English Language Learners

  • : a princess of the royal family of Austria

  • : the wife or widow of an archduke


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