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Saxony /ˈsæksənɪ/ n
  1. a state in E Germany, formerly part of East Germany. Pop: 4 321 000 (2003 est)
  2. a former duchy and electorate in SE and central Germany, whose territory changed greatly over the centuries
  3. (in the early Middle Ages) any territory inhabited or ruled by Saxons

Compare Saxony-Anhalt, Lower Saxony
German name: Sachsen
French name: Saxe

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