What is the difference between marquess and duchy?

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Marquess is a related term of duchy.


As nouns the difference between marquess and duchy

is that marquess is a title of nobility, ranking beneath a duke and above an earl while duchy is a dominion or region ruled by a duke or duchess.

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marquess

Alternative forms

* marquis

Noun

(es)
  • A title of nobility, ranking beneath a duke and above an earl.
  • duchy

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia duchy) (duchies)
  • A dominion or region ruled by a duke or duchess.
  • * A Grand Duchy may be a self-governing state.
  • * A simple duchy tends to be a part of a larger kingdom or empire.