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marque1

[mahrk] /mɑrk/
noun
2.
Obsolete. seizure by way of reprisal or retaliation.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Middle French < Provençal marca seizure by warrant (orig. token) < Germanic; see mark1

marque2

[mahrk] /mɑrk/
noun
1.
a product model or type, as of a luxury or racing car.
Origin
1905-10; < French: literally, mark, sign, noun derivative of marquer to mark, probably dial. derivative of Old French merc, merche boundary, boundary marker < Old Norse merki (from same Germanic base as march2, mark1, marque1

La Marque

[luh-mahrk] /ləˈmɑrk/
noun
1.
a city in SE coastal Texas.
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British Dictionary definitions for marque

marque

/mɑːk/
noun
1.
a brand of product, esp of a car
2.
an emblem or nameplate used to identify a product, esp a car
Word Origin
from French, from marquer to mark1
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Word Origin and History for marque
n.

"seizure by way of reprisal," mid-15c., in letters of marque "official permission to capture enemy merchant ships," from Anglo-French mark (mid-14c.), via Old French from Old Provençal marca "reprisal," from marcar "seize as a pledge, mark," probably from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German marchon "delimit, mark;" see mark (n.1)), but the sense evolution is difficult.

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