from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Formerly, the title, in some European countries, of the hereditary governor of a town or castle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun See burggrave.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The military governor of a German town or castle; a nobleman of the same status

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a nobleman ruling a German castle and surrounding grounds by hereditary right
  • noun the military governor of a German town in the 12th and 13th centuries


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