Marchese meaning

mär-kāzā, -kĕzĕ
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An Italian nobleman ranking above a count and below a prince.
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Used as the title for such a nobleman.
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An Italian nobleman ranking just above a count; marquis.
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Origin of marchese

  • Italian from Medieval Latin (comēs) marcēnsis (count) of the border from marca border region of Germanic origin merg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition