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Meaning of MARGRAVE

Pronunciation:  'mârgreyv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a German nobleman ranking above a count (corresponding in rank to a British marquess)
  2. [n]  the military governor of a frontier province in medieval Germany
 

MARGRAVE is a 8 letter word that starts with M.

 

 See Also: Lord, military governor, noble, nobleman

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Mar"grave\, n. [G. markgraf, prop., lord chief justice
of the march; mark bound, border, march + graf earl, count,
lord chief justice; cf. Goth. gagr["e]fts decree: cf. D.
markgraaf, F. margrave. See {March} border, and cf.
{Landgrave}, {Graff}.]
1. Originally, a lord or keeper of the borders or marches in
   Germany.

2. The English equivalent of the German title of nobility,
   markgraf; a marquis.

 

 

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