landgrave

noun
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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“Landgrave.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/landgrave. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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