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DUKE. The title given to those who are in the highest rank of nobility in England.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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(24.) Summum Aristotelem omnium vere philosophantium ducem ("the great Aristotle, the guide of all those who are really philosophers"), from Lefevre d'Etaples, Prologus in Paraphrasin librorum Physicorum Aristotelis, in Totius Aristotelis philosophiae naturalis paraphrases, Paris, Johann Higman, 1492 (Rice, 5).
Likewise, 2.15.41-44 says, if everyone would live like the poet (that is, 'be incapacitated by too much wine'), there would be no wars and nec nostra Actiacum verteret ossa mare [our bones would not be turned by the Actian waves] and 2.16.37-38 reads: cerne ducem, modo qui fremitu complevit inani / Actia damnatis aequora militibus: [Consider the general who, lately, amid the futile commotion, filled the Ambracian gulf with doomed soldiers].
Iubito, de vrei s-o ducem bine si sa nu ne prinda tristetea de mucegai, cand vorbesti cu mine sa taci ...
(11) "In hoc naturam ducem sequi debemus, communes utilitates in medium afferre" (MARSILIUS VON PADUA ,Defensor Pacis, I, 1, 4).
Sed licet uariis malis numen Arcadis alitis obsitum miserans ducem peste soluerit hospitis, iam tamen mala remiges ore pocula traxerant, iam sues Cerealia glande pabula uerterant et nihil manet integrum uoce, corpore perditis.
Aceasta, deoarece supunerea unei persoane la munca in folosul comunitatii, este de natura a aduce atingere "orgoliului" pur romanesc al faptuitorului, de care nu ducem lipsa nici in mediul infractional.
(27) "LIBERTAS CHRISTIANA est qua LIBERATORE CHRISTO, A SERVITUTE PECCATI, ADEOQUE LEGIS HOMINUMQUE PRAESCRIPTO VELUT MANUMISSI LIBERAMUR, UT FILII EX SERVIS FACTI, EX PUERIS ADULTI, DEO PER SPIRITUM VERITATIS DUCEM IN CHARITATE SERVIAMUS."
La misma expresion es tambien puesta en relacion con la santidad y el Espiritu, cuando afirma: [TEXTO IRREPRODUCIBLE EN ASCII.] (Quaestiones ad Antiochum ducem, PG 28, 673A).