Margrave vs Marquessate - What's the difference?

margrave | marquessate |


As nouns the difference between margrave and marquessate

is that margrave is a feudal era military-administrative officer of comital rank in the carolingian empire and some successor states, originally in charge of a border area while marquessate is the territory of a marquess, margrave or person of comparable rank.

margrave

Noun

(en noun)
  • A feudal era military-administrative officer of comital rank in the Carolingian empire and some successor states, originally in charge of a border area.
  • * 1973': Among pulverised heads of stone '''margraves and electors, reconnoitering a likely-looking cabbage patch, all of a sudden Slothrop picks up the scent of an unmistakable no it can’t be yes it is it’s a REEFER! — Thomas Pynchon, ''Gravity’s Rainbow
  • A hereditary ruling prince in certain feudal states of the Holy Roman Empire and elsewhere; the titular equivalent became known as marquis or marquess.
  • * 1516': The '''Margrave of Bruges was their head. — Thomas More, ''Utopia , Chapter 1.
  • Derived terms

    (terms derived from margrave) * margravate * margravial * margraviate * margravine

    marquessate

    English

    Noun

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