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

  Marquis \Mar"quis\, n. [F. marquis, OF. markis, marchis, LL.
     marchensis; of German origin; cf. G. mark bound, border,
     march, OHG. marcha. See March border, and cf.
     Marchioness, Marquee, Marquess.]
     A nobleman in England, France, and Germany, of a rank next
     below that of duke. Originally, the marquis was an officer
     whose duty was to guard the marches or frontiers of the
     kingdom. The office has ceased, and the name is now a mere
     title conferred by patent.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: humorist who wrote about the imaginary life of cockroaches
           (1878-1937) [syn: Marquis, Don Marquis, Donald Robert
           Perry Marquis]
      2: nobleman (in various countries) ranking above a count [syn:
         marquis, marquess]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  39 Moby Thesaurus words for "marquis":
     Brahman, archduke, aristocrat, armiger, baron, baronet, blue blood,
     count, daimio, duke, earl, esquire, gentleman, grand duke, grandee,
     hidalgo, lace-curtain, laird, landgrave, lord, lordling, magnate,
     magnifico, margrave, noble, nobleman, optimate, palsgrave,
     patrician, peer, seigneur, seignior, silk-stocking, squire, swell,
     thoroughbred, upper-cruster, viscount, waldgrave

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