archduke definition

  • noun:
    • in some royal families, particularly that of imperial Austria, a nobleman having a rank equal to that of a sovereign prince.
    • Used as a title for such a nobleman.
    • The child or male-line grandson of an emperor of Austro-Hungarian Empire.
    • A prince of this imperial category of Austria.
    • A title formerly borne by some of the sovereign princes of Austrasia, Lorraine, and Brabant, but for a few hundreds of years held solely because of the ruler associated with archduchy of Austria (afterwards emperor of Austria, and from now on of Austria-Hungary); today just a titular dignity of princes of the home of Austria, as archduchess is associated with the princesses.
    • a sovereign prince of the former ruling residence of Austria
    • using royal people, specifically that imperial Austria, a nobleman having a rank equivalent to that of a sovereign prince.
    • Used as a title for these types of a nobleman.
    • The boy or male-line grandson of an emperor for the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
    • A prince of imperial category of Austria.
    • A title previously borne by a few of the sovereign princes of Austrasia, Lorraine, and Brabant, but for a few centuries held solely because of the ruler regarding the archduchy of Austria (afterwards emperor of Austria, and now of Austria-Hungary); now only a titular self-esteem regarding the princes of the home of Austria, as archduchess is regarding the princesses.
    • a sovereign prince regarding the former ruling house of Austria

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