marchioness

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Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin marchionissa, feminine form of marchion, from Late Latin marcha, from Frankish *markōn (to mark, mark out, to press with the foot), from Proto-Germanic *markō (area, region, edge, rim, border)

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Noun[edit]

marchioness (plural marchionesses)

  1. The wife of a marquess.
  2. A woman holding the rank of marquess in her own right.

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