Margrave

Margrave was originally the medieval title for the military commander assigned to maintain the defense of one of the border provinces of the Holy Roman Empire or of a kingdom. That position became hereditary in certain feudal families in the Empire, and the title came to be borne by rulers of some Imperial principalities until the abolition of the...
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Margrave

• (n.) Originally, a lord or keeper of the borders or marches in Germany. • (n.) The English equivalent of the German title of nobility, markgraf; a marquis.
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margrave

1. Originally, a lord or keeper of the borders or marches in Germany. ... 2. The English equivalent of the German title of nobility, markgraf; a marquis. ... Origin: G. Markgraf, prop, lord chief justice of the march; mark bound, border, march + graf earl, count, lord chief justice; cf. Goth. Gagrefts decree: cf. D. Markgraaf, F. Margrave. See Marc...
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margrave

noun a German nobleman ranking above a count (corresponding in rank to a British marquess)
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Margrave

Mar'grave noun [ German markgraf , prop., lord chief justice of the march; mark bound, border, march + graf earl, count, lord chief justice; confer Goth. gagrëfts decree: confer Dutch markgraaf , French margrave . See March border, and confer Land...
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margrave

German title (equivalent of marquess) for the `counts of the march`, who guarded the frontier regions of the Holy Roman Empire from Charlemagne's time. Later the title was used by other...
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margrave

German title (equivalent of marquess) for the `counts of the march`, who guarded the frontier regions of the Holy Roman Empire from Charlemagne's time. Later the title was used by other territorial princes. Chief among these were the margraves of Austria and of Brandenburg
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Margrave

Margrave is a German title (equivalent of marquess) for the 'counts of the March' who guarded the frontier of the empire from Charlemagne's time. Later the title was borne by other territorial princes.
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margrave

[n] - the military governor of a frontier province in medieval Germany 2. [n] - a German nobleman ranking above a count (corresponding in rank to a British marquess)
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