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DUCHY OF LANCASTER Definition & Legal Meaning

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Those lands which formerly belonged to the dukes ofLancaster, and now belong to the crown in right of the duchy. The duchy is distinctfrom the county palatine of Lancaster, and Includes not only the county, but also muchterritory at a distance from it, especially the Savoy in London and some land near Westminster.3 Bl. Comm. 78.

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