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 (mär-kā′zə, -kĕ′zä)
n. pl. mar·che·se (-zā, -zĕ)
1. The wife or widow of a marchese.
2. An Italian noblewoman ranking above a countess and below a princess.
3. Used as the title for such a noblewoman.

[Italian, feminine of marchese, marchese; see marchese.]


n, pl -se (-ze)
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Italy) the wife or widow of a marchese; marchioness


(mɑrˈkeɪ zə)

n., pl. -se (-zā).
1. an Italian noblewoman equivalent in rank to a marquise.
2. the wife or widow of a marchese.
[1790–1800; < Italian: feminine of marchese marchese]
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