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  • noun Plural form of marquisate.

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Examples

  • He was a peculiar old man, and in very truth, a man of another age, the real, complete and rather haughty bourgeois of the eighteenth century, who wore his good, old bourgeoisie with the air with which marquises wear their marquisates.

    Les Miserables

  • It did not matter to them that he had created duchies and earldoms and marquisates out of air in Louisiana and made himself the duke of Arkansas.

    THE DIAMOND

  • It did not matter to them that he had created duchies and earldoms and marquisates out of air in Louisiana and made himself the duke of Arkansas.

    THE DIAMOND

  • It did not matter to them that he had created duchies and earldoms and marquisates out of air in Louisiana and made himself the duke of Arkansas.

    THE DIAMOND

  • Relatives on the paternal side, who were potential rivals for the imperial throne, were given kingdoms or marquisates and were carefully watched.

    The History of the Former Han Dynasty

  • There are no Turkish marquisates, nor any yet in Albania, but as one never knows what that country may bring forth perhaps it would be wise to wait a little.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, June 3, 1914

  • Several magnificent estates were just then in the market, but only marquisates, counties, or baronies!

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete

  • With kingdoms and marquisates thus enduring only for a time and revokable for cause, hereditary nobility counted for much less than before.

    The History of the Former Han Dynasty

  • Even after that time, the government made an effort to continue the marquisates of Kao-tsu's outstanding followers, in spite of the lack and derelicitions of their heirs.

    The History of the Former Han Dynasty

  • From 1602 to 1638 no less than forty-one estates were raised to the rank of counties, marquisates and principalities, and a contemporary writer complains that "as many nobles are made now in one year as formerly in a hundred."

    Belgium From the Roman Invasion to the Present Day

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