archduke

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From Middle French [Term?], from Old French archeduc (modern French archiduc).

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archduke (plural archdukes)

  1. The son or male-line grandson of an emperor of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
    World War I traditionally started with the assassination of Archduke Francis (Franz) Ferdinand.

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