What does the word duchy mean?

Usage examples for duchy

  1. As I told you previously, I have had made known to the king my refusal to allow recruiting in my duchy. – Old Fritz and the New Era by Louise Muhlbach
  2. I ought to have been satisfied, for I received two seals, one for the Duchy of Lancaster and one for the County Palatine of Lancaster. – Life of Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen, (Victoria) Vol II by Sarah Tytler
  3. She showed them forth-" put them to doors" as we say in the Duchy- every one, the Priest included. – News from the Duchy by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch