Dux definition

(UK) The top academic student in a school, or in a year of school; the top student in a specified academic discipline.
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(historical) A high-ranking commander in the Roman army, responsible for more than one legion.
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(music) The subject of a fugue, answered by the comes.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
dux
Plural:
duces, duxes

Origin of dux

  • Borrowed from Latin dux (“leader”).

    From Wiktionary