landgrave


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

land·grave

 (lănd′grāv′)
n.
1. A man in medieval Germany who had jurisdiction over a particular territory.
2. Used as the title for such a nobleman.

[From Middle Low German : lant, land; see lendh- in Indo-European roots + grave, count.]

landgrave

(ˈlændˌɡreɪv)
n
1. (Historical Terms) (from the 13th century to 1806) a count who ruled over a specified territory
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (from the 13th century to 1806) a count who ruled over a specified territory
3. (Historical Terms) (after 1806) the title of any of various sovereign princes in central Germany
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (after 1806) the title of any of various sovereign princes in central Germany
[C16: via German, from Middle High German lantgrāve, from lant land + grāve count]

land•grave

(ˈlændˌgreɪv)

n.
1. (in medieval Germany) a count having jurisdiction over a large territory.
2. (usu. cap.) the title of certain German princes.
[1510–20; < Middle Low German; see land, margrave]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.landgrave - a count who had jurisdiction over a large territory in medieval Germanylandgrave - a count who had jurisdiction over a large territory in medieval Germany
count - a nobleman (in various countries) having rank equal to a British earl
Translations
References in periodicals archive ?
1.28 (450m): Kilbarry Lucky, Landgrave Oakley, Mooncoin Dubh (M), Balmoral Olivia (M), Mizen Jet (M), Drumsna Candy (W).
(62.) Immigration and Public Safety, SENTENCING PROJECT (2017), http://www.sentencingprojcct.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Immigration-and-Public-Safety.pdf; see also Michelangelo Landgrave & Alex Nowrasteh, Criminal Immigrants: Their Numbers, Demographics, and Countries of Origin, CATO Insl.
(3.) Turner TL, Kopp BT, Paul G, Landgrave LC, Hayes D Jr, Thompson R.
8.13 (450m H/c): Landgrave Oakley (13), Jocksers Flame (M) (10), Hardwick Serena (M) (8), Never You Mind (5), Tromora News (3), El Clasico (scr).
At the urgent request of Philip, Landgrave of Hesse, the reformer was to meet his rival Ulrich Zwingli.
Mexico ha perdido 62% de sus humedales y especificamente los de la costa centro oeste del Golfo de Mexico (estado de Veracruz) son de los mas amenazados debido a la fuerte presion ganadera, ya que esta entidad ocupa el primer lugar a nivel nacional en produccion de carne de bovino (Contreras-Espinosa y Warner, 2004; Landgrave y Moreno-Casasola, 2012; Moreno-Casasola et al., 2014).