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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ARCHDU'KE, [See Duke.] A title given to princes of the House of Austria; all the sons being archdukes, and the daughters archduchesses.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a sovereign prince of the former ruling house of Austria

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle French archeduc, from arche- arch- + duc duke Date: 15th century 1. a sovereign prince 2. a prince of the imperial family of Austria archdukedom noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (fem. archduchess) hist. the chief duke (esp. as the title of a son of the Emperor of Austria). Derivatives: archducal adj. archduchy n. (pl. -ies). Etymology: OF archeduc f. med.L archidux -ducis (as ARCH-, DUKE)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Archduke Arch`duke", n. [Pref. arch- + duke.] A prince of the imperial family of Austria. Note: Formerly this title was assumed by the rulers of Lorraine, Brabant, Austria, etc. It is now appropriated to the descendants of the imperial family of Austria through the make line, all such male descendants being styled archduke, and all such female descendants archduchesses.



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