from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A man in medieval Germany who had jurisdiction over a particular territory.
- n. Used as the title for such a nobleman.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. specific nobiliary title ranking as count in certain feudal countships in the Holy Roman Empire, in present Germany.
- n. County nobleman in the British, privately held North American colony Carolina, ranking just below the proprietary (chartered equivalent of a royal vassal).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A German nobleman of a rank corresponding to that of an earl in England and of a count in France.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Germany, in the middle ages, a graf or count to whom were intrusted special judicial functions, extending over a considerable territory; later, the title of certain German princes, some of whom were princes of the empire.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a count who had jurisdiction over a large territory in medieval Germany
From Middle Low German : lant, land; + grave, count.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From German Landgraf, itself from Land 'land, territory, principality' + Graf 'count'. (Wiktionary)