Meaning of ducat

duc•at

Pronunciation: (duk'ut), [key]
— n.
  1. any of various gold coins formerly issued in various parts of Europe, esp. that first issued in Venice in 1284. Cf. sequin (def. 2).
  2. any of various silver coins formerly issued in various parts of Europe.
  3. a ticket to a public performance.
  4. money; cash.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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