or marquis noun (plural marquesses or marquises or marquis) Etymology: Middle English marquis, markis, from Anglo-French marquys, markys, from marche march Date: 14th century 1. a nobleman of hereditary rank in Europe and Japan 2. a member of the British peerage ranking below a duke and above an earl • marquessate or marquisate noun

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  • marquess — marquess, marquis Both words are pronounced mah kwis. A marquess is a British nobleman ranking between a duke and an earl, and a marquis is a foreign equivalent ranking between a duke and a count. A marquise, pronounced mah keez, is the wife or… …   Modern English usage

  • Marquess — Mar quess, n. [Cf. Sp. marques. See {Marquis}.] A marquis. [1913 Webster] {Lady marquess}, a marchioness. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • marquess — [mär′kwis] n. [var. of MARQUIS] 1. a British nobleman ranking above an earl and below a duke 2. MARQUIS marquessate [mär′kwə zit] n …   English World dictionary

  • Marquess — This article is about the title of nobility. For the band, see Marquess (band). Marchesa redirects here. For the fashion label, see Marchesa (brand). Marchioness redirects here. For the Thames boating disaster, see Marchioness disaster. Marchese… …   Wikipedia

  • marquess — /mahr kwis/, n. Brit. 1. marquee (def. 3). 2. marquis. [sp. var. of MARQUIS] * * * I or marquis European title of nobility, ranking in modern times immediately below a duke and above a count or earl. The wife of a marquess is a marchioness or… …   Universalium

  • Marquess — Mar|quess 〈[ma:kwıs] m.; , ; engl. Bez. für〉 Markgraf * * * Mar|quess [ markvɪs], der; , [engl. marquess < älter engl. marquis < afrz. marchis, ↑ Marquis]: 1. <o. Pl.> englischer …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Marquess — Recorded in variois spellings including Marquess, Marquis, Marquiss, Marquisse, Lemarquis, Marchis, (French, and sometimes English), Marques (Spanish and Catalonian), Marquese, Marchese, Marchesi, Marcheso, Marchiso, Marchiselli (Italian), and… …   Surnames reference

  • marquess — UK [ˈmɑː(r)kwɪs] / US [ˈmɑrkwəs] noun [countable] Word forms marquess : singular marquess plural marquesses a man of middle rank in the British nobility See: marquis …   English dictionary

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