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ducal

[doo-kuh l, dyoo-] /ˈdu kəl, ˈdyu-/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a duke or dukedom.
Origin
1485-1495
1485-95; < Late Latin ducālis of a leader. See duke, -al1
Related forms
unducal, adjective
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  • Loyalty and discretion prevent her from spilling any of the many outrageous beans she could have scattered on her ducal floor.
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ducal

/ˈdjuːkəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a duke or duchy
Derived Forms
ducally, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from French, from Late Latin ducālis of a leader, from dux leader
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Word Origin and History for ducal
adj.

late 15c., from Middle French ducal (15c.), from Late Latin ducalis, from Latin dux (genitive ducis); see duke (n.).

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