- the wife of a margrave.
Origin of margravine
1685–95; < Middle Dutch marcgravinne, equivalent to marcgrave margrave + -inne feminine noun suffix; compare German Markgräfin
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It was built by a Margravine in 1725, and remains as she left it at her death.A Tramp Abroad, Complete
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More than once the margravine informed me that I was not the equal of my father.
The margravine was not slow to notice and comment on my hilarious readiness.
She disliked the Margravine of Rippau, who was in Vienna, and did not recognize us.
Temple said modestly: 'I should call that the margravine of wines.'
- the wife or widow of a margrave
- a woman who holds the rank of margrave
C17: from Middle Dutch, feminine of margrave
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