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marchese

noun mar·che·se \-(ˌ)zā\
plural mar·che·si\-(ˌ)zē\

Definition of MARCHESE

:  an Italian nobleman next in rank above a count :  marquess
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Origin of MARCHESE

Italian, from Medieval Latin marcensis, from marca border region, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German marha
First Known Use: 1517

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