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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A British peer ranking below a duke and above an earl; Nobleman (in various countries) ranking above a count.

Usage examples (36)
  • "It seems presumptuous to call a marquess's heir Josh."
  • A marquess was a sort of gone-off duke; even in this democratic age, he would have some influence, one supposed.
  • The gentlemen applauded and the marquess whistled.
  • The marquess with the long name bowed to her then. for more
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