Definition of Ducat

1. Noun. Formerly a gold coin of various European countries.

Generic synonyms: Coin



Definition of Ducat

1. n. A coin, either of gold or silver, of several countries in Europe; originally, one struck in the dominions of a duke.

Definition of Ducat

1. Noun. (historical) A gold coin minted by various European nations. ¹

2. Noun. Money in general. ¹

3. Noun. A ''dollar'' (and, by extension, ''a eurodollar''). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ducat

1. any of several gold coins formerly used in Europe [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ducat

duboisia
duboisine
dubonnet
dubonnets
dubplate
dubplates
dubs
dubstep
dubstepper
dubsteppers
dubtronica
dubu
ducal
ducally
ducana
ducat (current term)
ducatoon
ducatoons
ducats
ducdame
duce
duces
duces tecum
duchess
duchesse
duchesse d'angouleme
duchessed
duchesses
duchessing
duchesslike

Literary usage of Ducat

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1. The Venetian Republic: Its Rise, Its Growth, and Its Fall 421-1797 by William Carew Hazlitt (1900)
"... or ceremonial pieces—The 100-ducat piece of Luigi Manin. THERE is, on the whole, no portion of an historical task, on which so much labour attends, ..."

2. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1859)
"ducat, a gold coin, which has been long in circulation in a large part of Europe. ... In Spain, however, at present, the ducat is only a money of exchange. ..."

3. A Statement of Facts: Submitted to the Right Hon. Lord Glenelg, His Majesty by Henry Sterne (1837)
"Alick Brown said he had no cord, he strangled Graham with his hands; Robert ducat and Elizabeth Ohlson and two slaves, named John.Brown and John Wray, ..."

4. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1816)
"... of Constantinople was shaken by a revolution : CHAP. tiif imperial family of ducat« was confined to liie pa- lace or the cloister; ..."

5. Bell's British Theatre, Consisting of the Most Esteemed English Plays by John Bell (1780)
"AIR XI. Chrift-Church Bells. Farewell all peace of life ! Mrs. ducat. ... ducat. Look'ee, wife ; you will be able to bring about nothing by pouting and ..."

6. The Book of Ser Marco Polo, the Venetian: Concerning the Kingdoms and by Marco Polo, Henri Cordier, Henry Yule (1903)
"The ducat is alleged to have been at first equal to three of these Lire (Romanin, I. 321) ; but the calculations of Marino Sanudo (i 300- 1 320) in the ..."

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