grandee ship

grandee

[gran-dee]
noun
a man of high social position or eminence, especially a Spanish or Portuguese nobleman.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Spanish, Portuguese grande, with ending assimilated to -ee

grandeeship, noun
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grandee (ɡrænˈdiː)
 
n
1.  a Spanish or Portuguese prince or nobleman of the highest rank
2.  a man of great rank or eminence
 
[C16: from Spanish grande]
 
gran'deeship
 
n

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grandee
1598, from Sp. grande "nobleman of the first rank," lit. an adj., "great," from L. grandis "big, great."
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