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archduchess

[ahrch-duhch-is] /ˈɑrtʃˈdʌtʃ ɪs/
noun
1.
the wife of an archduke.
2.
a princess of the Austrian imperial family.
Origin of archduchess
1610-1620
1610-20; arch-1 + duchess, modeled on French archiduchesse
Usage note
See -ess.
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British Dictionary definitions for archduchess

archduchess

/ˈɑːtʃˈdʌtʃɪs/
noun
1.
the wife or widow of an archduke
2.
(since 1453) a princess of the Austrian imperial family, esp a daughter of the Austrian emperor
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Word Origin and History for archduchess
n.

1610s; see arch- + duchess. Also cf. archduke.

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