dux

dux

[duhks, dooks]
noun, plural duces [doo-seez, dyoo-, doo-keys] , duxes [duhk-siz, dook-] .
1.
British. the pupil who is academically first in a class or school.
2.
(in the later Roman Empire) a military chief commanding the troops in a frontier province.

Origin:
1800–10; < Latin: literally, leader, noun derivative from base of dūcere to lead

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dux (dʌks)
 
n
(in Scottish and certain other schools) the top pupil in a class or school
 
[Latin: leader]

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DUX
duplex (shortwave transmission)
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