Marchioness vs Duchy - What's the difference?

marchioness | duchy |


As nouns the difference between marchioness and duchy

is that marchioness is the wife of a marquess while duchy is a dominion or region ruled by a duke or duchess.

marchioness

English

Noun

(es)
  • The wife of a marquess.
  • Synonyms

    * marquise

    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.