marquess

[mahr-kwis]
noun British.
1.
marquee ( def 3 ).

Origin:
spelling variant of marquis

marque, marquee, marquess, marquis, marquise.
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marquess (ˈmɑːkwɪs)
 
n
1.  (in the British Isles) a nobleman ranking between a duke and an earl
2.  See marquis

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Marquess declined to offer an opinion about what fees had been earned.
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