Definition of Marquess

1. Noun. Nobleman (in various countries) ranking above a count.

Exact synonyms: Marquis
Generic synonyms: Lord, Noble, Nobleman



2. Noun. A British peer ranking below a duke and above an earl.
Generic synonyms: Peer

Definition of Marquess

1. n. A marquis.

Definition of Marquess

1. Noun. A title of nobility, ranking beneath a duke and above an earl. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Marquess

1. marquis [n -ES] - See also: marquis

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Marquess

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Literary usage of Marquess

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"In 1529, at the desire of the empress, Charles V gave him in marriage the hand of Eleanor de Castro, at the same time making him marquess of ..."

2. The Literary Life and Correspondence of the Countess of Blessington by Richard Robert Madden (1855)
"RICHARD COLLEY WESLEY, first marquess Wellesley (eldest son of Yarrell, second Baron "Wesley, and, subsequently to the birth of said Richard, ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, James William Mylne, Richard Davis Craig, Charles Christopher Pepys Cottenham (1837)
"The marquess of ABERCORN. ... i- i having sti- solemnized, between James marquess of ... was made ^«tween tne marquess of Abercorn of the one part, ..."

4. Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United by George Edward Cokayne (1889)
"I. John, V. John, Earl of B. &c.,also 2nd marquess of В., only sd в.р. 8 Nov. 1862. ... JohnC. tue. in 1782, as Earl of B. 1. 1762, cr. marquess of ..."

5. The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England by John Campbell Campbell (1847)
"Miss Pulteney, the heiress of the rival of Sir Robert Walpole, had been created Baroness Bath, there being a marquess of Bath of another family existing. ..."

6. The Monthly Review by Charles William Wason (1838)
"The Despatches and Correspondence of the marquess Wellesley, KG, ... Not only have we here the statesmanship and patriotism of the marquess in the purest ..."

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