- (in medieval Germany) a count having jurisdiction over a large territory.
- (usually initial capital letter) the title of certain German princes.
Origin of landgrave
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Examples from the Web for landgrave
For if the Landgrave be incensed, then all resistance will be in vain.Selections from the Table Talk of Martin Luther
The drawing-room was delicious that May afternoon—the next after the musicale at Landgrave's.Melomaniacs
The imperial minister's judgment upon the Landgrave was too severe.
The Landgrave received me with all grace, favour, and distinction.
The father of the Landgrave died; and Magdeburg now lost its governor.
- (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
C16: via German, from Middle High German lantgrāve, from lant land + grāve count
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