landgrave

noun land·grave \ˈlan(d)ˌgrāv\

Definition of landgrave

plural

-s

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

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

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Origin and Etymology of landgrave

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


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