Definition of ducat noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈdʌkət//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʌkət//
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(in the past) a gold coin used in many European countries Word Originfrom Italian ducato, originally referring to a silver coin minted by the Duke of Apulia in 1190: from medieval Latin ducatus, from Latin dux, duc- ‘leader’; related to ducere ‘to lead’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ducat