[ mahr-kwuh-zit ]
/ ˈmɑr kwə zɪt /


the rank of a marquis.
the territory ruled by a marquis or a margrave.


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Origin of marquisate

1540–50; marquis + -ate3, as translation of French marquisat, Italian marchesato Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for marquisate

/ (ˈmɑːkwɪzɪt) /


the rank or dignity of a marquis
the domain of a marquis
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