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doge

[dohj] /doʊdʒ/
noun
1.
the chief magistrate in the former republics of Venice and Genoa.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; < Upper Italian (Venetian) < Latin ducem, accusative of dux leader; cf. duce, duke, dux
Related forms
dogedom, noun
dogeship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for doge

doge

/dəʊdʒ/
noun
1.
(formerly) the chief magistrate in the republics of Venice (until 1797) and Genoa (until 1805)
Derived Forms
dogeship, noun
Word Origin
C16: via French from Italian (Venetian dialect), from Latin dux leader
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Word Origin and History for doge
doge
"chief magistrate of Venice or Genoa," 1549, from Venetian dial. doge, from L. ducem, acc. of dux "leader" (see duke).
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