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



    BrE BrE//ˈmɑːkwɪs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːrkwɪs//
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  1. 1(in some European countries but not Britain) a nobleman of high rank between a count and a duke
  2. 2= marquess
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French marchis, reinforced by Old French marquis, both from the base of march ‘an area of land on the border between two countries or territories’.
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