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Meaning of ARCHDUKE

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a sovereign prince of the former ruling house of Austria
 

ARCHDUKE is a 8 letter word that starts with A.

 

 See Also: Francis Ferdinand, Franz Ferdinand, prince

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Arch`duke"\, n. [Pref. arch- + duke.]
A prince of the imperial family of Austria.

Note: Formerly this title was assumed by the rulers of
      Lorraine, Brabant, Austria, etc. It is now appropriated
      to the descendants of the imperial family of Austria
      through the make line, all such male descendants being
      styled archduke, and all such female descendants
      archduchesses.

 

 

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