dux

noun
\ ˈdəks, ˈdu̇ks \
plural duces\ ˈd(y)üˌsēz , ˈdüˌkās \ also duxes\ ˈdəksə̇z , ˈdu̇k-​ \

Definition of dux

1 : a military commander stationed in a province of the later Roman Empire
2 British : the pupil at the academic head of a class or school
3 music : the first voice (see voice entry 1 sense 1b(4))to enter in a fugue (see fugue entry 1 sense 1b)or canon (see canon entry 1 sense 6) — compare comes

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Latin, literally, leader

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“Dux.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dux. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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