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marquisate

[mahr-kwuh-zit] /ˈmɑr kwə zɪt/
noun
1.
the rank of a marquis.
2.
the territory ruled by a marquis or a margrave.
Origin of marquisate
1540-1550
1540-50; marquis + -ate3, as translation of French marquisat, Italian marchesato
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marquisate

/ˈmɑːkwɪzɪt/
noun
1.
the rank or dignity of a marquis
2.
the domain of a marquis
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