Definitions for landgraveˈlændˌgreɪv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. (in medieval Germany) a count having jurisdiction over a large territory.

    Category: Government, Western History

  2. (usu. cap.) the title of certain German princes.

    Category: Government, Western History

Origin of landgrave:

1510–20; < MLG; see land , margrave

Princeton's WordNet

  1. landgrave(noun)

    a count who had jurisdiction over a large territory in medieval Germany


  1. landgrave(Noun)

    specific nobiliary title ranking as count in certain feudal countships in the Holy Roman Empire, in present Germany.

  2. landgrave(Noun)

    County nobleman in the British, privately held North American colony Carolina, ranking just below the proprietary (chartered equivalent of a royal vassal).

  3. Origin: From Landgraf, itself from Land 'land, territory, principality' + Graf 'count'.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Landgrave(noun)

    a German nobleman of a rank corresponding to that of an earl in England and of a count in France


  1. Landgrave

    Landgrave was a title used in the Holy Roman Empire and later on by its former territories. The German titles of Landgraf, Markgraf and Pfalzgraf bei Rhein are in the same class of ranks as the title Herzog and above the rank of a Graf.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Landgrave

    title given to certain counts of the old German empire who had the rank of princes.


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