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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Execution of works consisting in the extension of the south wing burgrave in front of the castle called castle complex - a brewery in cologne.
John Holland gave a powerful and often quite funny account of the scheming Burgrave, while Leonard Whiting bumbled along as the ineffectual music teacher.
67) First, the Burgrave of Alzey, Dietrich von Schonberg, was punished by God for his role in the torture and death of over 350 "brothers and sisters" by dropping dead at the Count Palatine's table.