Definitions of ducat

  1. formerly a gold coin of various European countries Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A coin, either of gold or silver, of several countries in Europe; originally, one struck in the dominions of a duke. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Formerly, a gold or silver European coin varying in value from about 83 cents to $2.25. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. (orig.) A coin struck by a duke: a coin worth, when silver, $1.10, gold standard; when gold, twice as much. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. A European coin. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. One of several European coins, ranging in value from about 83 cents to $2.25. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. A gold coin of several countries in Europe, of Italian origin, struck in the dominious of a duke, but current eventually over central and northern Europe, worth about 9s. 4d.; as also a silver one worth from 3s. to 4s. See Duke. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. Coin first struck by a duke; a coin of silver or gold much used on the Continent. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. duk'at, n. a gold coin, formerly much used on the Continent, its commonest value being about 9s. 4d., though there were silver ducats in Italy worth 3s. 4d.--n. DUCATOON', an old silver coin in Venice and elsewhere, worth 5 to 6 shillings. [O. Fr. ducat--It. ducato--ducatus, a duchy. The name was applied to an Apulian silver coin of 1140. The first gold ducat struck at Venice in 1284 bore the legend--'Sit tibi Christe datus quem tu regis iste Ducatus' ('Be this duchy, which thou rulest, dedicated to thee, O Christ'), which may have helped to spread the name, though it did not originate it.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  10. Gold coin about 9s., formerly current in most European countries; coin, (pl.) money. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  11. The Dutch and Austrian ducats are gold coins worth about 9s. 4d. ; the Neapolitan D. is a silver coin worth about 3s. 4d. The first coined ducats were Sicilian, in the twelfth century, bearing the inscription, "Sit tibi, Christe, datus, quem Tu regis, iste Ducatus," i.e. Duchy. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  12. n. [French] A coin, either of silver or gold, current in several countries of Europe—the silver ducat is worth a dollar, or about 4s. Sd.; the gold is twice that value. Cabinet Dictionary
  13. A coin struck by dukes; in silver valued at about four shillings and sixpence, in gold at nine shillings and sixpence. Complete Dictionary

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