land·​grave | \ˈlan(d)ˌgrāv\
plural -s

Definition of landgrave 

1 : a German count having a certain territorial jurisdiction — compare burgrave

2 : a county nobleman in the Carolina colony ranking just below the proprietary

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History and Etymology for landgrave

modification of German landgraf, from Middle High German lantgrāve, from lant land, country, province (from Old High German, land) + grāve count

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