Definition of the Duke of York from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    the Duke of York

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  1. 1a title given to various second sons of kings and queens of Britain since 1474, when King Edward IV gave it to his son Richard. King Henry VIII held the title of Duke of York before he became king. The present Duke of York is Prince Andrew.
  2. 2(1763-1827) the second son of King George III, who was a soldier. see also Grand Old Duke of York

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