Origin of marquess
spelling variant of marquis
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Duchess is the highest rank in the English peerage (in descending order the ranks go duke, marquess, earl, viscount, and baron).Kate Middleton: Why Be a Duchess When You Can Be a Princess?
August 5, 2013
Indeed, he couldn't conceive that his Marquess of Queensbury rules might be seen as an easily exploited weakness.To Hell With Privacy
December 30, 2009
If your master have left the Marquess', let this be forwarded to him at Richmond immediately.
The Marquess of Carabas started in life as the cadet of a noble family.
The eyes of the Marquess sparkled, and the mouth of the Marquess was closed.
There was a dead silence, which at length the Marquess broke.
The Marquess swore a fearful oath, and threw another letter.
- (in the British Isles) a nobleman ranking between a duke and an earl
- See marquis
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