marquisate [mahr-kwuh-zit] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun the rank of a marquis. the territory ruled by a marquis or a margrave.

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  • Origin of marquisate 1540–50; marquis + -ate3, as translation of French marquisat, Italian marchesato Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for marquisate Historical Examples of marquisate

  • About the marquisate of Juvigny (which cannot mean the dukedom of d’Aubigny) we have said enough.

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  • It is a melancholy thought, but the marquisate, in that case, is extinct.

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    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • You of the poor Marquess’s, the last Marquess; the marquisate is extinct.

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    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • The market price of a marquisate at this moment is £150,000.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, June 3, 1914


  • It was this victory that gained him his Marquisate and a grant from Parliament of 100,000.

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  • British Dictionary definitions for marquisate marquisate noun the rank or dignity of a marquis the domain of a marquis 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

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