Obsolete. seizure by way of reprisal or retaliation.
1375–1425;late Middle English < Middle French < Provençalmarca seizure by warrant (orig. token) < Germanic; see mark1
a product model or type, as of a luxury or racing car.
1905–10; < French: literally, mark, sign, noun derivative of marquer to mark, probably dial. derivative of Old Frenchmerc, merche boundary, boundary marker < Old Norsemerki (from same Germanic base as march2, mark1, marque1
a city in SE coastal Texas.
British Dictionary definitions for marque
a brand of product, esp of a car
an emblem or nameplate used to identify a product, esp a car
"seizure by way of reprisal," 1447, in letters of marque "official permission to capture enemy merchant ships," from Anglo-Fr. mark (1354), from O.Prov. marca "reprisal," from marcar "seize as a pledge, mark," probably from a Gmc. source (cf. O.H.G. marchon "delimit, mark;" see mark (1)), but the sense evolution is difficult.