plural -s
: a German count having a certain territorial jurisdiction compare burgrave
: a county nobleman in the Carolina colony ranking just below the proprietary

Word History


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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“Landgrave.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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