Obsolete. seizure by way of reprisal or retaliation.
Other definitions for marque (2 of 2)
a product model or type, as of a luxury or racing car.
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How to use marque in a sentence
More than just a symbol, she is the embodiment of our brand, and a constant source of inspiration and pride for the marque and its clients.Hood ornaments can be a drag, so Rolls-Royce made theirs sleeker | Rob Stumpf | February 12, 2022 | Popular-Science
What happens if an automaker offers him the chance to reinvent an iconic marque?
I believed my land-service commission would protect me, but I asked for the letter-of-marque as an additional safeguard.The Supplies for the Confederate Army | Caleb Huse
The scheme was not impossible for any one holding a privateer's commission, and I applied to Mr. Yancey for a letter-of-marque.The Supplies for the Confederate Army | Caleb Huse
That letters of marque should be issued to private individuals, empowering them to fit out vessels for the capture of slavers.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. | E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
Rather be a letter of marque, in fact, than a ship-of-the-line,—more credit to your Lordship's love of danger than discipline.The Knight Of Gwynne, Vol. II (of II) | Charles James Lever
Numerous ships were put in commission, and letters of marque and reprisal were issued by the Admiralty against Spain.How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves | W.H.G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for marque
a brand of product, esp of a car
an emblem or nameplate used to identify a product, esp a car
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