marquisate


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mar·quis·ate

 (mär′kwĭ-zĭt, -sĭt)
n.
The rank or territory of a marquis.

marquisate

(ˈmɑːkwɪzɪt)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the rank or dignity of a marquis
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the domain of a marquis
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Shortly after the erection of this seignory into a marquisate, Belle-Isle passed to M.
Likewise, the Marquisate de Griers is of recent creation.
He had won money of the most august personages of the realm: he had won his marquisate, it was said, at the gaming-table; but he did not like an allusion to those bygone fredaines.
Tenders are invited for street lighting gardens marquisate of the red fifth (victoria garden)
In territorial terms, the Marquisate of Montferrat comprehended the western ends of Lombardy.
After the Peace of Vervins of 1598, the Duke of Savoy, refusing to cede the geographically vital Marquisate of Saluces to France, conspired with the Duke of Biron to dismember the French kingdoms aided by the gold ducats and by the men secretly provided by the Spanish Crown.
In 1909 he succeeded his father in the marquisate and took his seat in the House of Lords.
Isabella governed the couple's Marquisate in his absence and exchanged news with him by letter.
"The fate of the eldest sons, heirs to the marquisate, has been unfortunate, and Scotch superstition has attached quite a long record of reasons, chiefly superstitious and unreliable, to the family history." (140) While the reasons given for the various misfortunes might well have been superstitious, they did not, according to the author, contravene the fact that the family had endured more than its fair share of tragedy.
(32) The lands of the marquisate of Tabara were in Palencia, Leon and Zamora (Franco and Beceiro 214).
This book presents an archaeological and historical introduction to the Yucay Valley, as well as a complete transcription of the first volume of Spanish legal documents pertaining to Spanish and Inka legal claims made regarding the holdings of one of the valley's estates, the Marquisate of Oropesa.
Beltramino Cusatro, the ambassador sent to Ferrara to negotiate the betrothal of Francesco Gonzaga, heir to the marquisate of Mantua and Isabella d'Este, eldest daughter of the duke of Ferrara, reported in diplomatic correspondence that he had insisted to the duchess of Ferrara that his master wanted an Italian marriage since Germans and other foreigners were more concerned with the size of the dowry than the qualities of the prospective bride.