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marquisate

[mahr-kwuh-zit]
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noun
  1. the rank of a marquis.
  2. the territory ruled by a marquis or a margrave.
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Origin of marquisate

1540–50; marquis + -ate3, as translation of French marquisat, Italian marchesato
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Examples from the Web for marquisate

Historical Examples

  • About the marquisate of Juvigny (which cannot mean the dukedom of d'Aubigny) we have said enough.

    The Valet's Tragedy and Other Stories

    Andrew Lang

  • It is a melancholy thought, but the marquisate, in that case, is extinct.

  • You of the poor Marquess's, the last Marquess; the marquisate is extinct.

  • The market price of a marquisate at this moment is £150,000.

  • It was this victory that gained him his Marquisate and a grant from Parliament of 100,000.

    Cathedral Cities of Spain

    William Wiehe Collins


British Dictionary definitions for marquisate

marquisate

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