the territory ruled by a duke or duchess; dukedom
Origin of duchyMiddle English and amp; 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 ducatus, from Latin dux, duc-, leader; see duke.
Middle English duche, from Anglo-Norman duché.