Definition of dux in English:


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Pronunciation: /dʌks

noun (plural duces /ˈdjuːsiːz/)

chiefly Scottish
The top pupil in a school or class.
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  • He was himself a pupil at the school and a former dux.
  • In 1913 he graduated from the grammar school being dux of the school and winning the gold medal.
  • Now dux of St. Aloyisius College, it meant any career was open to you.


mid 18th century (denoting the leading voice or instrument in a fugue or canon): from Latin, 'leader'.

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