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1. A woman holding the title to a landgraviate.
2. The wife or widow of a landgrave.
3. Used as the title for such a noblewoman.

[From Middle Low German landgravin, feminine of landgrave, landgrave; see landgrave.]


1. (Historical Terms) the wife or widow of a landgrave
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the wife or widow of a landgrave
3. (Historical Terms) a woman who held the rank of landgrave
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a woman who held the rank of landgrave


(ˈlænd grəˌvin)

1. the wife of a landgrave.
2. a woman of the rank of a landgrave.
[1675–85; < Dutch landgravin, feminine of landgraaf landgrave]
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