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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Archduke  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  archduke 
  n  :  a  sovereign  prince  of  the  former  ruling  house  of  Austria 




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