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doge chief magistrate of the republics of Venice and Genoa. XVI. — F. — It. (Venetian doze) :-L. dux, duc-; cf. DUKE.
So dogate office of a doge. XVIII. — F. dogat — It. (Venetian) dogato, f. doge; see -ATE 1.

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doge / dōj/ • n. hist. the chief magistrate of Venice or Genoa.

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doge formerly the chief magistrate of Venice or Genoa. The word is recorded from the mid 16th century, and comes via French from Venetian Italian doze, based on Latin dux, duc- ‘leader’.

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