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noun [C] (also marquess) uk   /ˈmɑː.kwɪs/  us   /ˈmɑːr-/
(the title of) a British man of high social rank, between a duke and an earl : the Marquis of Blandford
Translations of “marquis”
in Chinese (Traditional) (英國的)侯爵(介於公爵與伯爵之間)…
in Chinese (Simplified) (英国的)侯爵(介于公爵与伯爵之间)…
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