burgrave

Definitions of burgrave
  1. noun
    a nobleman ruling a German castle and surrounding grounds by hereditary right
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    type of:
    Lord, noble, nobleman
    a titled peer of the realm
  2. noun
    the military governor of a German town in the 12th and 13th centuries
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    type of:
    military governor
    the head of a government established by the military (as in a defeated country)
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