duch·y || 'dʌtʃɪ n. lands belonging to a duke or duchess

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  • Duchies — Duchy Duch y (d[u^]ch [y^]), n.; pl. {Duchies}. [F. duch[ e], OF. duch[ e]e, (assumed) LL. ducitas, fr. L. dux. See {Duke}.] The territory or dominions of a duke; a dukedom. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Duchies of Silesia — The Duchies of Silesia resulted from divisions of the original Duchy of Silesia after 1138. In accordance with the last will and testament of Duke Bolesław III Wrymouth, the Kingdom of Poland was, upon his death in 1138, divided into five… …   Wikipedia

  • Duchies in Sweden — Dukes Eugen of Närke, Wilhelm of Södermanland and Carl of West Gothland in their coronets attend the 1905 opening of parliament in the Throne Room of Stockholm Palace …   Wikipedia

  • Duchies of Gwynedd (fictional) — The Duchies of Gwynedd are the largest feudal estates within the fictional Kingdom of Gwynedd in the Deryni novels of Katherine Kurtz. Each duchy is governed by a hereditary noble (a duke or duchess) who rules their land in exchange for swearing… …   Wikipedia

  • Duchies in England — The only modern duchies in England are those of Cornwall and Lancaster. Unlike historic duchies, these are no longer coextensive with a distinct geographic area, though they originate in the palatine counties of Cornwall and Lancaster. Rather,… …   Wikipedia

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  • Lombard duchies — The Lombard duchies were the main political organizations created by the Lombards in Italy. After the invasion led by Alboin in 568 569 the conquered territory was divided in a primarily military manner and assigned to those who, among the nobles …   Wikipedia

  • United Duchies of Jülich-Cleves-Berg — Duchy of Jülich Berg redirects here. For a list of rulers of the Duchy of Jülich Berg, see Duchy of Berg. United Duchies of Jülich Cleves Berg Vereinigte Herzogtümer Jülich Kleve Berg (de) Verenigde Hertogdommen Gulik Kleef Berg (nl) State of the …   Wikipedia

  • Saxon duchies — ▪ historical region, Germany also called  Ernestine duchies , German  Sächsische Herzogtümer , or  Ernestinische Herzogtümer        several former states in the Thuringian region of east central Germany, ruled by members of the Ernestine branch… …   Universalium

  • Pomeranian duchies and dukes — Pomerania is a geographical region in northern Poland and Germany, on the south coast of the Baltic Sea. In a wider sense, it extends to the Vistula River in the east and the Recknitz River in the west. However, the name Pomerania often refers… …   Wikipedia

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