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State seizing Grand Duke settled abroad (9)

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I believe the answer is:

emigrated

Here is my best explanation:

'settled abroad' is the definition.

'state seizing grand duke' is the subsidiary indication.

'state' becomes 'emirate' (**).

'seizing' means one lot of letters goes inside another.

'grand' becomes 'g' ('G' can be a synonym of 'grand').

'duke' becomes 'd'.

'emirate' placed around 'g' is 'emigrate'.

'emigrate'+'d'='emigrated'

This clue was last seen in The Times

(Another definition for emigrated that I've seen is "Went abroad to live".)

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