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1. The wife or widow of a margrave.
2. Used as a title for such a woman.

[Probably Middle Dutch marcgravinne, feminine of marcgrāve, margrave; see margrave.]
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1. (Historical Terms) the wife or widow of a margrave
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the wife or widow of a margrave
3. (Historical Terms) a woman who holds the rank of margrave
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a woman who holds the rank of margrave
[C17: from Middle Dutch, feminine of margrave]
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(ˈmɑr grəˌvin)

the wife of a margrave.
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It was built by a Margravine in 1725, and remains as she left it at her death.
A painting in the dining-hall verged upon the indelicate-- but then the Margravine was herself a trifle indelicate.
In the grounds, a few rods from the palace, stands the Margravine's chapel, just as she left it--a coarse wooden structure, wholly barren of ornament.
[1] The margravine used to bring her meals to this table and DINE WITH THE HOLY FAMILY.
Margravine Wilhelmine von Bayreuth, the sister of Frederick II of Prussia, was another passionate patron with a vision for her fiefdom: she had a new opera house built to mark her daughter's wedding in 1748; it was designed by the then world-famous architect and theatrical designer Giuseppe Galli Bibiena.
Muller-Lindenburg focuses in particular on the music rooms created by Wilhelmine, Margravine of Bayreuth (1709-1758), and her musical patronage and activities.
"The 56-year-old man was assaulted and robbed at around 7.30pm on Friday, April 20, while walking in Margravine Cemetery and Park, also known as Hammersmith Cemetery.
Thus, on 10 December 2010, Chawton House Library was transported back to 1811 and transformed into Brandenburgh House, which was the London residence of Lady Elizabeth Craven, Margravine of Ansbach, a prolific amateur author, actress and society hostess.
The Haras du Logis-based stallion is also set to be represented by Chiberta King in the Listed Coral Marathon and he is double handed in tomorrow's Group 3 Prix Chloe at Chantilly, by Margravine and Dalarua.
They were responding to a question tabled by Baroness Kishwer Falkner of Margravine, who asked about the political situation in Bahrain during a general debate in the main House of Lords chamber.