Associations to the word «Marquis»


MARQUIS, noun. A nobleman in England, France, and Germany, of a rank next below that of duke, but above a count. Originally, the marquis was an officer whose duty was to guard the marches or frontiers of the kingdom. The office has ceased, and the name is now a mere title conferred by patent.

Dictionary definition

MARQUIS, noun. Humorist who wrote about the imaginary life of cockroaches (1878-1937).
MARQUIS, noun. Nobleman (in various countries) ranking above a count.

Wise words

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