What does the word Marquisate mean?

Usage examples for Marquisate

  1. Don Louis de Roxas, nephew of the above, was charged with the same crime; he was exiled from Madrid, Valladolid, and Palencia, and prohibited from leaving Spain; his property was confiscated, and he was declared incapable of succeeding to the marquisate of Poza, which passed to his youngest brother. – The History of the Inquisition of Spain from the Time of its Establishment to the Reign of Ferdinand VII. by Juan Antonio Llorente
  2. In May Charles conferred on him a marquisate, and in August he prepared to renew the struggle. – An Outline of the Relations between England and Scotland (500-1707) by Robert S. Rait
  3. On this same Blue Peter, however, Wallis would have looked down from the height of his share of the marquisate as one of the lower orders- ignorant, vulgar, even dirty. – The Marquis of Lossie by George MacDonald