archduke

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noun arch·duke \-ˈdük, -ˈdyük\

Definition of archduke

  1. 1 :  a sovereign prince

  2. 2 :  a prince of the imperial family of Austria

archdukedom

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Origin and Etymology of archduke

Middle French archeduc, from arche- arch- + duc duke


First Known Use: 15th century


ARCHDUKE Defined for English Language Learners

archduke

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noun arch·duke \-ˈdük, -ˈdyük\

Definition of archduke for English Language Learners

  • : a prince of the royal family of Austria


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