Meaning of “marquis” in the English Dictionary

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"marquis" in British English

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marquisnoun [ C ]

also marquess uk /ˈmɑː.kwɪs/ us /ˈmɑːr.kwɪs/

(the title of) a British man of high social rank, between a duke and an earl:

the Marquis of Blandford

(Definition of “marquis” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)