noun, plural duchies.
the territory ruled by a duke or duchess.

1350–1400; Middle English duche < Middle French duche; Anglo-French, Old French duchié < Medieval Latin ducātus; Late Latin, Latin: the rank or functions of a dux; see duke, -ate3

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duchy (ˈdʌtʃɪ)
n , pl duchies
the territory of a duke or duchess; dukedom
[C14: from Old French duche, from ducduke]

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Word Origin & History

1382, "territory ruled by a duke or duchess," from duke (q.v.).
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Example sentences for duchy
Originally part of the early medieval duchy of upper lorraine.
The city was elevated to capital of his powerful though shortlived duchy.
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