Mar"grave (?), n. [G. markgraf, prop., lord chief justice of the march; mark bound, border, march + graf earl, count, lord chief justice; cf. Goth. gagrefts decree: cf. D. markgraaf, F. margrave. See March border, and cf. Landgrave, Graff.]
Originally, a lord or keeper of the borders or marches in Germany.
The English equivalent of the German title of nobility, markgraf; a marquis.
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