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dukedom

doohk duhm

  • n  the dignity or rank or position of a duke
  • n  the domain controlled by a duke or duchess

  • If he breaks the Gandhite movement, restores India to submission and thus saves the most valuable adjunct of Empire stern Lord Willingdon may even be rewarded with a dukedom .
  • He wins the dukedom, the widow, and, at long last, his just deserts.
  • 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.
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  • Simon Jenkins in Independent
    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...

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