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- n. The military governor of a German town or castle; a nobleman of the same status
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See burggrave.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Formerly, the title, in some European countries, of the hereditary governor of a town or castle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a nobleman ruling a German castle and surrounding grounds by hereditary right
- n. the military governor of a German town in the 12th and 13th centuries
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Now did Arnold bring Birdalone to the town hall, wherein yet sat the deputy of the burgrave, who himself was in the leaguer at the
In Germany, owing to the peculiar conditions of the Empire, though the office of burgrave had become a sinecure by the end of the 13th century, the title, as borne by feudal nobles having the status of princes of the Empire, obtained a quasi-royal significance.
Prussia, whose ancestors were burgraves of Nuremberg for over 200 years, is still styled burgrave of Nuremberg.
Libuša's foundation on the Hradšany and extending down to the river, probably under the rule of the King's lieutenant or burgrave, and finally the Old Town on the right bank with its own municipal institutions.
Hohenzollern, burgrave of Nuremberg, was invested with the margravate of Brandenburg and the electoral dignity.
Emperors, until at length, in the twelfth century, a representative of the Hohenzollerns became by marriage burgrave of the important city of
Orange himself, as burgrave of Antwerp, at the request of the duchess visited the town and with the aid of Brederode and Meghem succeeded in effecting a compromise between the Catholic and Protestant parties.
When the burgrave, Frederick of Hohenzollern, came to take possession of his new territory he was received with the jesting remark: "Were it to rain burgraves for a whole year, we should not allow them to grow in the march."
Now did Arnold bring Birdalone to the town hall, wherein yet sat the deputy of the burgrave, who himself was in the leaguer at the Red
The senators had come forth in a body to receive the burgrave and escort him to the hotel prepared for him.
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