What does the word marquis mean?

Usage examples for marquis

  1. The marquis and his men quickly rode into the city, and they took half of it before the King of Egypt or the other Moors knew what had happened. – The White Knight: Tirant lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell and Marti Johan d'Galba
  2. In explanation, the Marquis said he had a young horse in his cab, which was very difficult to drive. – Gossip in the First Decade of Victoria's Reign by John Ashton
  3. The Marquis laughed softly and patted the boy's head. – The Light That Lures by Percy Brebner