Etymology
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doge (n.)

"chief magistrate of the old republics of Venice and Genoa," 1540s, from Venetian dialect doge, from Latin ducem, accusative of dux "leader" (from PIE root *deuk- "to lead"). Related: Dogate; dogeship.

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Definitions of doge

doge (n.)
formerly the chief magistrate in the republics of Venice and Genoa;
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