Definition of marquess noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(also marquis) noun
BrE BrE//ˈmɑːkwɪs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːrkwɪs//
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(in Britain) a nobleman of high rank between an earl and a duke the Marquess of Bath compare marchioness Word Originearly 16th cent.: variant of marquis.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: marquess