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Marquis vs. Marquess

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Marquisnoun

A nobleman in England, France, and Germany, of a rank next below that of duke, but above a count. Originally, the marquis was an officer whose duty was to guard the marches or frontiers of the kingdom. The office has ceased, and the name is now a mere title conferred by letters patent or letters close.

Marquessnoun

A title of nobility for a man ranking beneath a duke and above an earl.

Marquisnoun

Any of various nymphalid butterflies of the Asian genus Bassarona.

Marquessnoun

A marquis.

Marquisnoun

A nobleman in England, France, and Germany, of a rank next below that of duke. Originally, the marquis was an officer whose duty was to guard the marches or frontiers of the kingdom. The office has ceased, and the name is now a mere title conferred by patent.

Marquessnoun

nobleman (in various countries) ranking above a count

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Marquisnoun

humorist who wrote about the imaginary life of cockroaches (1878-1937)

Marquessnoun

a British peer ranking below a duke and above an earl

Marquisnoun

nobleman (in various countries) ranking above a count

Marquess

A marquess (UK: ; French: marquis [maʁki]) is a nobleman of high hereditary rank in various European peerages and in those of some of their former colonies. The German language equivalent is Markgraf (Margrave).

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