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marchese

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noun mar·che·se \-(ˌ)zā\

Definition of marchese

plural marchesiplay \-(ˌ)zē\

  1. :  an Italian nobleman next in rank above a count :  marquess



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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