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As each coach from the other five Bay Area schools — Cal, San Jose State, Santa Clara, Saint Mary’s, USF — got in front of the microphone, a story about Marquess followed almost immediately.
Baden-Powell, the father of the Boy Scouts, and the marquess, the namesake of boxing’s Queensberry Rules, were both advocates of those quintessential British ideals, fair play and decorum.
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Origin and Etymology of marquess
Middle English marquis, markis, from Anglo-French marquys, markys, from marche march
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
MARQUESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of marquess for English Language Learners
: a British nobleman who has a rank that is below a duke and above an earl
MARQUESS Defined for Kids
Definition of marquess for Students
: a British nobleman ranking below a duke and above an earl
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