Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    A leader; a hereditary title in England next to a prince.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In English law, ls a title of nobility, ranking immediately next to the Prince of Wales. It is only a title of dignity. Conferring it does not give any domain, territory or jurisdiction over the place whence the title is taken. Duchess, the consort of a duke, Wharton.