Definition of Landgrave

1. Noun. A count who had jurisdiction over a large territory in medieval Germany.

Generic synonyms: Count



Definition of Landgrave

1. n. A German nobleman of a rank corresponding to that of an earl in England and of a count in France.

Definition of Landgrave

1. Noun. (rare) specific nobiliary title ranking as count in certain feudal countships in the Holy Roman Empire, in present Germany. ¹

2. Noun. County nobleman in the British, privately held North American colony Carolina, ranking just below the proprietary (chartered equivalent of a royal vassal). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Landgrave

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Landgrave

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landfilled
landfilling
landfills
landflood
landfloods
landform
landforms
landfyrd
landgirl
landgirls
landgrab
landgrabber
landgrabbers
landgrabs
landgrave (current term)
landgraves
landgraviate
landgraviates
landgravine
landgravines
landholder
landholders
landholding
landholdings
landing
landing approach
landing craft
landing deck
landing field

Literary usage of Landgrave

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1. History of the United States: From the Discovery of the American Continent by George Bancroft (1868)
"They are my fellow-soldiers," said the landgrave; " and do I not mean to treat them well ?" The sick and the wounded of the Brunswick troops were to be ..."

2. Germany: The Spirit of Her History, Literature, Social Condition, and by Francis Bisset Hawkins (1838)
"It is chiefly interesting to the Englishman, as the residence of one of the most amiable of the daughters of George III., who married the late landgrave, ..."

3. The Flowers of History, Especially Such as Relate to the Affairs of Britain by Matthew Paris (1853)
"... and especially from ecclesiastical persons, to the landgrave of Thuringia, to support him in his war against Conrad, son of Frederic. And by this time, ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"In 1211 a formal embassy was sent by landgrave Hermann I of Thuringia to Hungary to arrange, as was customary in that age, a marriage between his eldest son ..."

5. An Historical and Critical Dictionary by Pierre Bayle (1826)
"THE world was long ignorant of the fault of Luther, in consenting, that the landgrave of Hesse should have two wives at the same time. ..."

6. History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century by Jean Henri Merle d'Aubigné (1848)
"The landgrave—The Elector—Prussia—Reformation—Secularization— The Archbishop of ... The youthful landgrave in a short time boldly raised his head. ..."

7. History of the Reformation in Europe in the Time of Calvin by Jean Henri Merle d'Aubigné (1880)
"The landgrave went back into Germany, and the King of France to the interior of his states. Returning from the two interviews, he congratulated himself on ..."

8. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke (1762)
"... the officers of the hof- pital, and officers and others belonging to the train of artillery, the troops of the landgrave of Hefle ..."

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