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Definition of "dukedom" [duke•dom]

  • A duchy. (noun)
  • The office, rank, or title of a duke. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dukedom" in a sentence
  • "When the Duke dies, she is absent, and Lussurioso’s only comment about her is that she is “suspected foully bent;/I'll begin dukedom with her banishment (5. 1.173-174)."
  • "A dukedom is a sizable burden, even for a young man reared to bear it."
  • "Our master, the grand duke, prays for the throne of the grand dukedom, which is your property, (p.  094) having no other title but your protection, your investiture, and your iarlikh."