from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The rank and office of a landgrave or landgravine.
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- n. The countship of a landgrave, a rare type of principality in the Holy Roman Empire.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The territory held by a landgrave.
- n. The office, jurisdiction, or authority of a landgrave.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The territory held by a landgrave, or his office, jurisdiction, or authority.
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In 1469 he bought the landgraviate of Alsace and the countship of Ferrette from the archduke
Although the conqueror of all his enemies Charles still entertained mighty projects, and in 1469 he obtained the possession of the landgraviate of Alsace and the county of Ferrette
Despite the rigorous opposition of William of Honstein and Erasmus of Limburg (1541-68), all the secular lordships of the diocese in Lower Alsace adopted the new doctrine, except the landgraviate; even part of the cathedral chapter became Protestant.
Charles is said to have beaten well the messenger who brought him the news of this trial and execution, in the very presence of Sigismund who had not yet bought back his rights in the landgraviate, where he had appointed Oswald von Thierstein as governor, and where he was thus presuming to use sovereign power.
He counted the landgraviate as definitely his by the treaty of St. Omer as Brabant by heritage or Liege by conquest.
Charles ordered a review at Ensisheim, the official capital of the landgraviate.
Among the acquisitions of _France_ were the three bishoprics, _Metz_, _Toul_, and _Verdun_, and the landgraviate of _Upper_ and _Lower
They are well cultivated till you pass the line between the republic and the landgraviate of Hesse, when you immediately see the effect of the difference of government, notwithstanding the tendency which the neighborhood of such a commercial town as Frankfort has to counteract the effects of tyranny in its vicinities, and to animate them in spite of oppression.
An accommodation being agreed to, Henry, fon of Sophia, had the landgraviate of Hefle, and Thuringen was ceded to Henry, margrave of Mifnia, furnamed the llluflrious, fon of Dieteric and Judith, who re-united in his perfon the landgraviate of Thuringen and the margraviate of Mifnia and Luface.
On May 9th, the preliminaries were declared over and the trial began before a tribunal whose composition is not perfectly well known, but which certainly included delegates from the chief cities of the landgraviate, and from Strasburg, Basel, and Berne. [