burggrave definition

  • noun:
    • One appointed into command of a burg (fortress or palace).
    • a person who keeps a hereditary title, with an associated domain, descended from an ancestor whom commanded a burg.
    • Originally, one appointed towards command of a burg (fortress or castle); however the title later became hereditary, with a domain affixed.
    • See burgrave, burgravess.
    • One appointed toward demand of a burg (fortress or castle).
    • One who holds a hereditary title, with an associated domain, descended from an ancestor whom commanded a burg.
    • Originally, one appointed toward command of a burg (fortress or castle); nevertheless the name afterward became hereditary, with a domain attached.
    • See burgrave, burgravess.

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