Duchy vs Earldom - What's the difference?

duchy | earldom |


As nouns the difference between duchy and earldom

is that duchy is a dominion or region ruled by a duke or duchess while earldom is the rank of being an earl.

duchy

English

Noun

(wikipedia duchy) (duchies)
  • A dominion or region ruled by a duke or duchess.
  • * A Grand Duchy may be a self-governing state.
  • * A simple duchy tends to be a part of a larger kingdom or empire.
  • earldom

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • the rank of being an earl
  • * 1592, William Shakespeare, King Richard III
  • And, look when I am king, claim thou of me / The earldom of Hereford, and all the movables / Whereof the king my brother was possess'd.
  • The territory controlled by an earl
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