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marque

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[ mahrk ]
/ mɑrk /
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noun

Obsolete. seizure by way of reprisal or retaliation.

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Origin of marque

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1375–1425; late Middle English <Middle French <Provençal marca seizure by warrant (originally token) <Germanic; see mark1

Definition for marque (2 of 2)

marque2
[ mahrk ]
/ mɑrk /

noun

a product model or type, as of a luxury or racing car.

Origin of marque

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1905–10; <French: literally, mark, sign, noun derivative of marquer to mark, probably dial. derivative of Old French merc, merche boundary, boundary marker <Old Norse merki (from same Germanic base as march2, mark1, marque1
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British Dictionary definitions for marque

marque
/ (mɑːk) /

noun

a brand of product, esp of a car
an emblem or nameplate used to identify a product, esp a car
from French, from marquer to mark 1
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