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  • noun Plural form of marquess.


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  • The rule is that the daughters of dukes, marquesses and earls are styled "Lady Given-Name Surname" and the sons of dukes and marquesses are styled "Lord," using the same formula.

    Peerless Titles

  • Though the Lords temporal – royal peers, dukes, marquesses, earls, viscounts and barons – were allotted certain benches according to their rank, they only sat thus during the opening of Parliament.

    Daily Life in the British Parliament: The House of Lords | Edwardian Promenade

  • At the top were dukes and then marquesses, earls, viscounts and lords.


  • Much later the daughters of dukes and marquesses were allowed the honorary title of 'Lady'.


  • But Martin was not quite so glad of this, when he found that they knew all the great dukes, lords, viscounts, marquesses, duchesses, knights, and baronets, quite affectionately, and were beyond everything interested in the least particular concerning them.

    The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

  • Other people came in, marquesses, counts or princes.


  • But the little brown marquesses and counts had no eye for these things.

    The Complete Stories

  • 'But being the old tyrant that seventy-year-old marquesses have every right to be, "he said," I hereby forbid anyone in this room to divulge the news to anyone outside this room.

    Snow Angels

  • We don't need counts, marquesses and millionaires to tell us what to do in the field of sports.


  • Earls and dukes and marquesses were supposed to stay that way.

    the deer leap


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