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duce

[doo-chey; Italian doo-che] /ˈdu tʃeɪ; Italian ˈdu tʃɛ/
noun, plural duces, duci
[doo-chee] /ˈdu tʃi/ (Show IPA)
1.
a leader or dictator.
2.
il Duce, the leader: applied especially to Benito Mussolini as head of the fascist Italian state.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; < Italian < Medieval Latin dux (genitive ducis), Latin: leader; cf. duke, dux

il Duce

[eel doo-chey; Italian eel doo-che] /il ˈdu tʃeɪ; Italian il ˈdu tʃɛ/
noun
1.
duce (def 2).
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duce

/ˈduːtʃɪ; Italian ˈduːtʃe/
noun
1.
leader
Word Origin
C20: from Italian, from Latin dux

Duce

/Italian ˈduːtʃe/
noun
1.
Il Duce (il). the title assumed by Benito Mussolini as leader of Fascist Italy (1922–43)
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Duce

n.

1923, title assumed by Benito Mussolini (1883-1945); Italian, literally "leader," from Latin ducem (see duke (n.)).

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