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marquess

[mahr-kwis]
noun British.
  1. marquee(def 3).
  2. marquis.
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Origin of marquess

spelling variant of marquis
Can be confusedmarque marquee marquess marquis marquise
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  • The Marquess swore a fearful oath, and threw another letter.

    Vivian Grey

    Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli

  • If your master have left the Marquess', let this be forwarded to him at Richmond immediately.

    Vivian Grey

    Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli

  • The Marquess of Carabas started in life as the cadet of a noble family.

    Vivian Grey

    Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli

  • The eyes of the Marquess sparkled, and the mouth of the Marquess was closed.

    Vivian Grey

    Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli

  • There was a dead silence, which at length the Marquess broke.

    Vivian Grey

    Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli


British Dictionary definitions for marquess

marquess

noun
  1. (in the British Isles) a nobleman ranking between a duke and an earl
  2. See marquis
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