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 for Margrave
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Margrave \Mar"grave\, n. [G. markgraf, prop., lord chief justice
     of the march; mark bound, border, march + graf earl, count,
     lord chief justice; cf. Goth. gagr["e]fts decree: cf. D.
     markgraaf, F. margrave. See March border, and cf.
     Landgrave, Graff.]
     1. Originally, a lord or keeper of the borders or marches in
        Germany.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The English equivalent of the German title of nobility,
        markgraf; a marquis.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  margrave
      n 1: the military governor of a frontier province in medieval
           Germany
      2: a German nobleman ranking above a count (corresponding in
         rank to a British marquess)

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