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Duke vs. Viscount

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Dukenoun

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

Viscountnoun

A member of the peerage, above a baron but below a count or earl.

Dukenoun

The sovereign of a small state.

Viscountnoun

(entomology) Any of various nymphalid butterflies of the genus Tanaecia. Other butterflies in this genus are called earls and counts.

Dukenoun

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

Viscountnoun

An officer who formerly supplied the place of the count, or earl; the sheriff of the county.

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Dukenoun

A grand duke.

Viscountnoun

A nobleman of the fourth rank, next in order below an earl and next above a baron; also, his degree or title of nobility. See Peer, n., 3.

Dukenoun

A fist.

‘Put up your dukes!’;

Viscountnoun

(in various countries) a son or younger brother or a count

Dukeverb

(transitive) To hit or beat with the fists.

Viscountnoun

a British peer who ranks below an earl and above a baron

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Dukeverb

To give cash to; to give a tip to.

‘I duked him twenty dollars.’;

Viscount

A viscount ( (listen) VY-kownt, for male) or viscountess (, for female) is a title used in certain European countries for a noble of varying status. In many countries a viscount, and its historical equivalents, was a non-hereditary, administrative or judicial position, and did not develop into an hereditary title until much later.

Dukenoun

A leader; a chief; a prince.

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

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.

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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

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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