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landgrave


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Landgrave  \Land"grave`\,  n.  [G.  landgraf  land  land  +  graf  earl, 
  count  cf  D.  landgraaf  F.  landgrave.] 
  A  German  nobleman  of  a  rank  corresponding  to  that  of  an  earl 
  in  England  and  of  a  count  in  France. 
 
  Note:  The  title  was  first  adopted  by  some  German  counts  in 
  the  twelfth  century,  to  distinguish  themselves  from  the 
  inferior  counts  under  their  jurisdiction.  Three  of  them 
  were  princes  of  the  empire. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  landgrave 
  n  :  a  count  who  had  jurisdiction  over  a  large  territory  in 
  medieval  Germany 




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