marquisate

[mahr-kwuh-zit]
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noun

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

Origin of marquisate

1540–50; marquis + -ate3, as translation of French marquisat, Italian marchesato
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marquisate

noun

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