Meaning of “ducal” in the English Dictionary

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ducaladjective

uk /ˈdʒuː.kəl/ us /ˈduː.kəl/

Examples from literature

  • Ducal authority was accomplished almost of itself. 
  • During his reign and the reigns of his successors, Francis I., Peter II. and Arthur III., the ducal authority developed in a remarkable manner. 
  • Even so—and that upon the morning of the ducal election, the third of this month. 
  • I swear it by my ducal crown, and by the order that I wear. 
  • The ducal palace, and the monastic buildings of the priory, once connected with it, are now completely destroyed. 

(Definition of “ducal” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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