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ducat


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ducat  \Duc"at\,  n.  [F.  ducat,  It  ducato,  LL  ducatus  fr  dux 
  leader  or  commander.  See  {Duke}.] 
  A  coin,  either  of  gold  or  silver,  of  several  countries  in 
  Europe;  originally,  one  struck  in  the  dominions  of  a  duke. 
 
  Note:  The  gold  ducat  is  generally  of  the  value  of  nine 
  shillings  and  four  pence  sterling,  or  somewhat  more 
  that  two  dollars.  The  silver  ducat  is  of  about  half 
  this  value. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ducat 
  n  :  formerly  a  gold  coin  of  various  European  countries 




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