What does archduchess mean?

archduchess meaning in General Dictionary

The consort of an archduke additionally a princess for the imperial category of Austria See Archduke

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  • a wife or widow of an archduke or a princess of former ruling residence of Austria
  • The consort of an archduke; also, a princess of this imperial group of Austria. See Archduke.

archduchess meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1610s; see arch- + duchess. Additionally compare archduke.

Sentence Examples with the word archduchess

For sixteen years (1725-1741) the archduchess Mary Elizabeth, sister of the emperor, filled the post of governor-general.

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