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Tucker writes with gusto about Marie-Madeleine d’Aubray, the marquise de Brinvilliers, who dosed her father and brothers with arsenic for forcibly separating her from her rogue lover.
For these vengeful deeds, the marquise had her head chopped off in a spectacular public execution.
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Origin and Etymology of marquise
French, feminine of marquis
First Known Use: 1503See Words from the same year
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