landgrave definition by Webster's New World
- in medieval Germany, a count having jurisdiction over a specified territory
- later, the title of any of certain German princes
Origin: German landgraf ; from land, land plush graf, a count
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- landgraviate noun
landgrave definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A man in medieval Germany who had jurisdiction over a particular territory.
- Used as the title for such a nobleman.
Origin: From Middle Low German : lant, land; see lendh- in Indo-European roots + grave, count; see gerbh- in Indo-European roots.