grand duke

noun

Definition of grand duke

1 : the sovereign duke of any of various European states
2 : a male descendant of a Russian czar in the male line

Examples of grand duke in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 1560, Cosimo I de’ Medici, who later became the grand duke of Tuscany, wanted a building in which both the administrative and judiciary offices of Florence could be under one roof. Nicole Kay Peterson, The Conversation, "How the needs of monks and empire builders helped mold the modern-day office," 15 Oct. 2020 In 1560, Cosimo I de’ Medici, who later became the grand duke of Tuscany, wanted a building in which both the administrative and judiciary offices of Florence could be under one roof. Nicole Kay Peterson, The Conversation, "How the needs of monks and empire builders helped mold the modern-day office," 15 Oct. 2020 In 1560, Cosimo I de’ Medici, who later became the grand duke of Tuscany, wanted a building in which both the administrative and judiciary offices of Florence could be under one roof. Nicole Kay Peterson, The Conversation, "How the needs of monks and empire builders helped mold the modern-day office," 15 Oct. 2020 In 1560, Cosimo I de’ Medici, who later became the grand duke of Tuscany, wanted a building in which both the administrative and judiciary offices of Florence could be under one roof. Nicole Kay Peterson, The Conversation, "How the needs of monks and empire builders helped mold the modern-day office," 15 Oct. 2020 In 1560, Cosimo I de’ Medici, who later became the grand duke of Tuscany, wanted a building in which both the administrative and judiciary offices of Florence could be under one roof. Nicole Kay Peterson, The Conversation, "How the needs of monks and empire builders helped mold the modern-day office," 15 Oct. 2020 In 1560, Cosimo I de’ Medici, who later became the grand duke of Tuscany, wanted a building in which both the administrative and judiciary offices of Florence could be under one roof. Nicole Kay Peterson, The Conversation, "How the needs of monks and empire builders helped mold the modern-day office," 15 Oct. 2020 In 1560, Cosimo I de’ Medici, who later became the grand duke of Tuscany, wanted a building in which both the administrative and judiciary offices of Florence could be under one roof. Nicole Kay Peterson, The Conversation, "How the needs of monks and empire builders helped mold the modern-day office," 15 Oct. 2020 In 1560, Cosimo I de’ Medici, who later became the grand duke of Tuscany, wanted a building in which both the administrative and judiciary offices of Florence could be under one roof. Nicole Kay Peterson, The Conversation, "How the needs of monks and empire builders helped mold the modern-day office," 15 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of grand duke

1591, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Grand duke.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grand%20duke. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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