Definition of ducal in English:

ducal

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Pronunciation: /ˈdjuːk(ə)l
 
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adjective

  • Like or relating to a duke or dukedom: the ducal palace in Rouen
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    • The same criticism can be made of ducal palaces like Chatsworth, Stowe, Woburn, Blenheim, sequestered in their parks.
    • Considered over a lifetime, written by a dying old man in the remnants of his ducal palace in Palermo, it is a threnody to a fallen patrician class.
    • The viceroy's house, now the governor's, is a titanic white imitation of an English-county ducal palace.

Origin

late 15th century: from Old French, from duc 'duke'.

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