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marquess

[mahr-kwis] /ˈmɑr kwɪs/
noun, British
1.
marquee (def 3).
2.
Origin
spelling variant of marquis
Can be confused
marque, marquee, marquess, marquis, marquise.
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  • marquess declined to offer an opinion about what fees had been earned.
British Dictionary definitions for marquess

marquess

/ˈmɑːkwɪs/
noun
1.
(in the British Isles) a nobleman ranking between a duke and an earl
2.
See marquis
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