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Meaning of MARQUIS

Pronunciation:  'mârkwis, 'mârkwis

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  nobleman (in various countries) ranking above a count
  2. [n]  humorist who wrote about the imaginary life of cockroaches (1878-1937)

MARQUIS is a 7 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: Don Marquis, Donald Robert Perry Marquis, marquess
 See Also: humorist, humourist, Lord, noble, nobleman



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mar"quis\, n. [F. marquis, OF. markis, marchis, LL.
marchensis; of German origin; cf. G. mark bound, border,
march, OHG. marcha. See {March} border, and cf.
{Marchioness}, {Marquee}, {Marquess}.]
A nobleman in England, France, and Germany, of a rank next
below that of duke. Originally, the marquis was an officer
whose duty was to guard the marches or frontiers of the
kingdom. The office has ceased, and the name is now a mere
title conferred by patent.

Thesaurus Terms
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