Meaning of “dukedom” in the English Dictionary

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"dukedom" in British English

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dukedomnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdʒuːk.dəm/ us /ˈduːk.dəm/

Examples from literature

  • A moment later he learnt that the duke has suddenly died, and that the dukedom is his. 
  • France was really composed of a dozen or more independent counties and dukedoms. 
  • They may include monarchies, as England includes dukedoms. 
  • This treaty being made, Robert returned to his dukedom, and gave himself over to his natural indolence and dissipation. 
  • You know, in old English times, our kings liked to have lordships and dukedoms abroad: and why should not your merchant princes like to have lordships and estates abroad? 

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