Duchy



[duhch-ee] /ˈdʌtʃ i/

noun, plural duchies.
1.
the territory ruled by a duke or duchess.
/ˈdʌtʃɪ/
noun (pl) duchies
1.
the territory of a duke or duchess; dukedom
n.

mid-14c., “territory ruled by a duke or duchess,” from Old French duché (12c.), from Medieval Latin ducatus, from Latin dux (see duke (n.)).

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