What is the difference between marquessate and duchy?

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Marquessate is a related term of duchy.


As nouns the difference between marquessate and duchy

is that marquessate is the territory of a marquess, margrave or person of comparable rank while duchy is a dominion or region ruled by a duke or duchess.

marquessate

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The territory of a marquess, margrave or person of comparable rank.
  • 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.