the territory ruled by a duke or duchess; dukedom
Origin of duchyMiddle English and Old French duchee from Late Latin ducatus, military command, territory of a duke from Classical Latin dux: see duct
The territory ruled by a duke or duchess; a dukedom.
Origin of duchyMiddle English duchie from Old French duche from Medieval Latin ducātus from Latin dux duc- leader ; see duke .
Middle English duche, from Anglo-Norman duché.