margrave

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noun mar·grave \ˈmär-ˌgrāv\

Definition of margrave

  1. 1 :  the military governor especially of a German border province

  2. 2 :  a member of the German nobility corresponding in rank to a British marquess

margravial

play \mär-ˈgrā-vē-əl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of margrave

Dutch markgraaf, from Middle Dutch marcgrave; akin to Old High German marha boundary and to Old High German grāvo count — more at mark


First Known Use: 1551


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