burgrave

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burgrave

(ˈbɜːɡreɪv)
n
1. (Historical Terms) the military governor of a German town or castle, esp in the 12th and 13th centuries
2. (Historical Terms) a nobleman ruling a German town or castle by hereditary right
[C16: from German Burggraf, from Old High German burg borough + grāve count]
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Noun1.burgrave - a nobleman ruling a German castle and surrounding grounds by hereditary right
noble, nobleman, Lord - a titled peer of the realm
2.burgrave - the military governor of a German town in the 12th and 13th centuries
military governor - the head of a government established by the military (as in a defeated country)
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