marquessate


marquessate

marquessate noun (in the British Isles) the dignity, rank, or position of a marquess; marquisate Liberaldictionary.com

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  • Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Examples from the Web for marquessate Historical Examples of marquessate

  • The marquessate of Mantua was made a duchy; and Florence was secured, as we have seen, to the Medici.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 1

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  • On the 13th of October following the patent of this marquessate was recalled, Robert de Vere then having been raised to a dukedom.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 6

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  • This house, whose two branches hold each a marquessate, had a great statesman and administrator to establish and enrich it.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5

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  • The marquessate of Huntly passed to his cousin and heir-male, George, 5th earl of Aboyne.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 2

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  • He left no son, but the marquessate was again revived in 1825, for his nephew the 14th earl, whose heir is the present marquess.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4

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