doge

noun
\ ˈdōj How to pronounce doge (audio) \

Definition of doge

: the chief magistrate in the republics of Venice and Genoa

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Today the doge still keeps a watchful eye from his portrait (a vintage copy of a Titian original) in a ground floor salon. Jean Bond Rafferty, Town & Country, "Dispatches from the Renaissance," 17 Dec. 2012 The Italian hotel group that recast and refurbished the Renaissance-era interiors of the palazzo (even installing air conditioning) named it after its most prominent owners, the descendants of Andrea Gritti, a doge of Venice in the 16th century. Jean Bond Rafferty, Town & Country, "Dispatches from the Renaissance," 17 Dec. 2012 Between this island and its nearest neighbor, a cathedral that housed the graves of two of Venice’s doges once stood. Patrick Rogers, Town & Country, "Exploring Venice's Exclusive Private Islands," 12 Mar. 2018 Every year, the doge of Venice would get into a boat to renew the city’s vows with its eternal companion. Kat Eschner, Smithsonian, "Venice Has Been Married to the Sea for Over a Thousand Years," 26 May 2017 Every year, the doge of Venice would get into a boat to renew the city’s vows with its eternal companion. Kat Eschner, Smithsonian, "Venice Has Been Married to the Sea for Over a Thousand Years," 26 May 2017 Even the Most Serene Republic of Venice had its doge. Kevin D. Williamson, National Review, "A People without a King," 4 July 2017

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First Known Use of doge

1549, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for doge

Italian dialect, from Latin duc-, dux leader — more at duke

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