duces


noun, plural du·ces, du·ci [doo-chee] /ˈdu tʃi/.

  1. a leader or dictator.
  2. il Duce, the leader: applied especially to Benito Mussolini as head of the fascist Italian state.

noun, plural du·ces [doo-seez, dyoo-, doo-keys] /ˈdu siz, ˈdyu-, ˈdu keɪs/, dux·es [duhk-siz, doo k-] /ˈdʌk sɪz, ˈdʊk-/.

  1. British. the pupil who is academically first in a class or school.
  2. (in the later Roman Empire) a military chief commanding the troops in a frontier province.

noun

  1. leader

noun

  1. Il Duce (il) the title assumed by Benito Mussolini as leader of Fascist Italy (1922–43)

noun

  1. (in Scottish and certain other schools) the top pupil in a class or school
n.

1923, title assumed by Benito Mussolini (1883-1945); Italian, literally “leader,” from Latin ducem (see duke (n.)).

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