marquisate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From marquis +‎ -ate.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

marquisate (plural marquisates)

  1. The territory held by a marquis or margrave.
  2. The state or rank of a marquis.
    • 2009, Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall, Fourth Estate 2010, p. 394:
      he has Mary Boleyn's word for it that the marquisate has bought Henry only the right to caress her sister's inner thigh.