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mar·quess

also marquis  (mär′kwĭs)
n.
1. A British nobleman ranking below a duke and above an earl or a count.
2. Used as a title for such a nobleman.

[Middle English marques; see marquis.]

marquess

(ˈmɑːkwɪs)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in the British Isles) a nobleman ranking between a duke and an earl
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) See marquis

mar•quess

(ˈmɑr kwɪs)

n.
1. a British nobleman ranking below a duke and above an earl.
(variant of marquis]
mar′quess•ate, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.marquess - nobleman (in various countries) ranking above a countmarquess - nobleman (in various countries) ranking above a count
noble, nobleman, Lord - a titled peer of the realm
2.marquess - a British peer ranking below a duke and above an earl
peer - a nobleman (duke or marquis or earl or viscount or baron) who is a member of the British peerage
Translations
markýz
markiisi

marquess

[ˈmɑːkwɪs] Nmarqués m

marquess

marquis [ˈmɑːrkwɪs] nmarquis m

marquess

nMarquis m
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