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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Margrave \Mar"grave\, n. [G. markgraf, prop., lord chief justice of the march; mark bound, border, march + graf earl, count, lord chief justice; cf. Goth. gagr["e]fts decree: cf. D. markgraaf, F. margrave. See March border, and cf. Landgrave, Graff.] 1. Originally, a lord or keeper of the borders or marches in Germany. [1913 Webster] 2. The English equivalent of the German title of nobility, markgraf; a marquis. [1913 Webster]