from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The office, territory, or authority of a landgrave.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
We only know that the landgraveship was hereditary, and, that these estates may have been planned to descend likewise in the same family from father to son.
Christoph von Graffenried's Account of the Founding of New Bern. Edited with an Historical Introduction and an English Translation by Vincent H. Todd, Ph.D. University of Illinois in Cooperation with Julius Goebel, Ph.D., Professor of Germanic Languages University of Illinois