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marquess

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noun mar·quess \ˈmär-kwəs\

Simple Definition of marquess

  • : a British nobleman who has a rank that is below a duke and above an earl

Full Definition of marquess

plural mar·quess·es or mar·quis·es play \-kwə-səz\ or mar·quis play \-ˈkē(z)\

  1. 1 :  a nobleman of hereditary rank in Europe and Japan

  2. 2 :  a member of the British peerage ranking below a duke and above an earl

mar·quess·ate play \ˈmär-kwə-sət\ or mar·quis·ate play \ˈmär-kwə-zət, -sət\ noun

Variants of marquess

or mar·quis \ˈmär-kwəs, mär-ˈkē\

Origin of marquess

Middle English marquis, markis, from Anglo-French marquys, markys, from marche march


First Known Use: 14th century


MARQUESS Defined for Kids

marquess

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noun mar·quess \ˈmär-kwəs\

Definition of marquess

  1. :  a British nobleman ranking below a duke and above an earl





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