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Archduke vs. Duke

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Archdukenoun

The son or male-line grandson of an emperor of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

‘World War I traditionally started with the assassination of Archduke Francis (Franz) Ferdinand.’;

Dukenoun

The male ruler of a duchy (female equivalent: duchess).

Archdukenoun

A prince of the imperial family of Austria.

Dukenoun

The sovereign of a small state.

Archdukenoun

a sovereign prince of the former ruling house of Austria

Dukenoun

A high title of nobility; the male holder of a dukedom.

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Archduke

Archduke (feminine: Archduchess; German: Erzherzog, feminine form: Erzherzogin) was the title borne from 1358 by the Habsburg rulers of the Archduchy of Austria, and later by all senior members of that dynasty. It denotes a rank within the former Holy Roman Empire (962–1806), which was below that of Emperor and King but above that of a Grand Duke (debatably), Prince and Duke.The territory ruled by an Archduke or Archduchess was called an Archduchy.

Dukenoun

A grand duke.

Dukenoun

A fist.

‘Put up your dukes!’;

Dukeverb

(transitive) To hit or beat with the fists.

Dukeverb

To give cash to; to give a tip to.

‘I duked him twenty dollars.’;

Dukenoun

A leader; a chief; a prince.

‘Hannibal, duke of Carthage.’; ‘All were dukes once, who were "duces" - captains or leaders of their people.’;

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Dukenoun

In England, one of the highest order of nobility after princes and princesses of the royal blood and the four archbishops of England and Ireland.

Dukenoun

In some European countries, a sovereign prince, without the title of king.

Dukenoun

The fists; as, put up your dukes.

Dukeverb

To play the duke.

‘Lord Angelo dukes it well in his absence.’;

Dukeverb

To beat with the fists.

Dukenoun

a British peer of the highest rank

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Dukenoun

a nobleman (in various countries) of high rank

Duke

Duke is a male title either of a monarch ruling over a duchy, or of a member of royalty, or nobility. As rulers, dukes are ranked below emperors, kings, and grand dukes.

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