Origin of marque1
Definition for marque (2 of 3)
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Examples from the Web for marque
They would start legally enough, for they began as privateersmen under legal letters of marque in the wars.The Quaker Colonies|Sydney G. Fisher
Letters of Marque were granted by the Governor of the Mauritius.
Two footmen rushed forward under the marque, and a third at the head of the stairs began walking in front of him.Sentimental Education Vol 1|Gustave Flaubert
I take them to be merchantmen with letters of marque (privateers), and homeward bound.
When privateers are taken by other countries, they are always taken by their vessels of war, and seldom by letters of marque.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. II (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton