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ˈmɑr kwɪsMar·quess

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. marquis, marquessnoun

    nobleman (in various countries) ranking above a count

  2. marquessnoun

    a British peer ranking below a duke and above an earl


  1. marquessnoun

    A title of nobility, ranking beneath a duke and above an earl.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Marquessnoun

    a marquis

    Etymology: [Cf. Sp. marques. See Marquis.]


  1. Marquess

    A marquess or marquis is a nobleman of hereditary rank in various European peerages and in those of some of their former colonies. The term is also used to translate equivalent oriental styles, as in imperial China, Japan, and Vietnam. In the United Kingdom the title ranks below a duke and above an earl. The theoretical distinction between a marquess and other titles has, since the Middle Ages, faded into obscurity. In times past, the distinction between a count and a marquess was that a marquess's land, called a march, was on the border of the country, while a count's land, called a county, often wasn't. Because of this, a marquess was trusted to defend and fortify against potentially hostile neighbors and was thus more important and ranked higher than a count. The title is ranked below duke, which was often restricted to the royal family and those that were held in high enough esteem to be granted such a title. They were a relatively late introduction to the British peerage, and on the evening of the Coronation of Queen Victoria in 1838, the Prime Minister Lord Melbourne explained to her why:

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. marquess

    The degree of nobility which in the peerage of England ranks next to a duke. Marquises were originally commanders on the borders or frontiers of countries, or on the sea-coast, which they were bound to protect. In England, the title of marquis was used in this sense as early as the reign of Henry III., when there were marquises or lords-marchers of the borders of Scotland and Wales; and the foreign equivalent of markgraf was common on the continent.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Marquess in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Marquess in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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  1. Frank Aarebrot:

    Consensus politics is like two gentlemen boxing and agreeing on the Marquess of Queensbury rules, all of a sudden a kick-boxer comes into the ring.

  2. Frank Aarebrot:

    When they (the far right) are accommodated they tend to die, the kick-boxer has stopped kick-boxing and starts playing by the Marquess of Queensbury rules.

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