dukedom dukedom  /ˈduk dəm/


  1. (n) the dignity or rank or position of a duke
  2. (n) the domain controlled by a duke or duchess


  1. He wins the dukedom, the widow, and, at long last, his just deserts.
  2. It had been prophesied that the Marquis Curzon of Kedleston, British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, would receive a dukedom, but nothing of the sort occurred.
  3. Unlike Sir Winston Churchill, who refused a dukedom rather than forgo his lifelong passion for the House of Commons.


  • "The National Trust is run from London like a nationwide dukedom," Jenkins wrote, on another occasion. "Its factors, the land agents, dominate its command structure. Round them hover a privileged chaplaincy of aesthetes who worship the...
    on Jul 4, 2008 By: Simon Jenkins Source: Independent

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