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landgrave

[land-greyv]
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noun
  1. (in medieval Germany) a count having jurisdiction over a large territory.
  2. (usually initial capital letter) the title of certain German princes.

Origin of landgrave

From Middle Low German, dating back to 1510–20; see origin at land, margrave
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landgrave

noun German history
  1. (from the 13th century to 1806) a count who ruled over a specified territory
  2. (after 1806) the title of any of various sovereign princes in central Germany

Word Origin

C16: via German, from Middle High German lantgrāve, from lant land + grāve count
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