Marquess vs Marquisate - What's the difference?

marquess | marquisate |


As nouns the difference between marquess and marquisate

is that marquess is a title of nobility, ranking beneath a duke and above an earl while marquisate is the territory held by a marquis or margrave.

marquess

Alternative forms

* marquis

Noun

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

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The territory held by a marquis or margrave.
  • The state or rank of a marquis.
  • *2009 , Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall , Fourth Estate 2010, p. 394:
  • *:he has Mary Boleyn's word for it that the marquisate has bought Henry only the right to caress her sister's inner thigh.