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landgrave

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

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

landgrave
/ (ˈlændˌɡreɪv) /

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

Word Origin for landgrave

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