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landgrave

[land-greyv] /ˈlændˌgreɪv/
noun
1.
(in medieval Germany) a count having jurisdiction over a large territory.
2.
(usually initial capital letter) the title of certain German princes.
Origin of landgrave
1510-1520
1510-20; < Middle Low German; see land, margrave
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landgrave

/ˈlændˌɡreɪv/
noun (German history)
1.
(from the 13th century to 1806) a count who ruled over a specified territory
2.
(after 1806) the title of any of various sovereign princes in central Germany
Word Origin
C16: via German, from Middle High German lantgrāve, from lant land + grāve count
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