- in medieval Germany, a count having jurisdiction over a specified territory
- later, the title of any of certain German princes
Origin: Ger landgraf from land, land plush graf, a count
- landgraviate noun
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- 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.