noun the military governor of a frontier province in medieval Germany
noun a German nobleman ranking above a count (corresponding in rank to a British marquess)
, prop., lord chief justice of the march; mark
bound, border, march + graf
earl, count, lord chief justice; cf. Goth. gagrëfts
decree: cf. D. markgraaf
, F. margrave
. See March
border, and cf. Landgrave
- Originally, a lord or keeper of the borders or marches in Germany.
- The English equivalent of the German title of nobility, markgraf; a marquis.
Sharpen your Skills with the Masters
"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."
-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.
Fear not the Adverb Hell!