Definition of doge in English:

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doge

Pronunciation: /dōj/

noun

historical
The chief magistrate of Venice or Genoa.
Example sentences
  • If the ruler's ‘will’ could be voted down by his advisers, the regal power would be no more than that of the doge of Venice.
  • In 840 a treaty between Charlemagne's grandson Lothair and the doge of Venice, protected Venice's neutrality and guaranteed its security from the mainland.
  • The doge, senate, and government of Venice were then excommunicated and the entire Republic placed under interdict.

Origin

Mid 16th century: from French, from Venetian Italian doze, based on Latin dux, duc- 'leader'.

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Syllabification: doge

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