marquisate

marquisate

[mahr-kwuh-zit]
noun
1.
the rank of a marquis.
2.
the territory ruled by a marquis or a margrave.

Origin:
1540–50; marquis + -ate3, as translation of French marquisat, Italian marchesato

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marquisate (ˈmɑːkwɪzɪt)
 
n
1.  the rank or dignity of a marquis
2.  the domain of a marquis

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