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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ He's a gift to the historian of a marque that last built cars almost four decades ago.
▪ Sleek, dramatic good looks were supposed to be the exclusive property of the more fashionable marques.
▪ The marque won another Dewar Trophy in 1912.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Marque \Marque\, n. [F. marque, in lettre de marque letter of marque, a commission with which the commandant of every armed vessel was obliged to be provided, under penalty of being considered a pirate or corsair; marque here prob. meaning, border, boundary (the letter of marque being a permission to go beyond the border), and of German origin. See March border.] (Law) A license to pass the limits of a jurisdiction, or boundary of a country, for the purpose of making reprisals.

Letters of marque, Letters of marque and reprisal, a license or extraordinary commission granted by a government to a private person to fit out a privateer or armed ship to cruise at sea and make prize of the enemy's ships and merchandise. The ship so commissioned is sometimes called a letter of marque.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"seizure by way of reprisal," mid-15c., in letters of marque "official permission to capture enemy merchant ships," from Anglo-French mark (mid-14c.), via Old French from Old Provençal marca "reprisal," from marcar "seize as a pledge, mark," probably from a Germanic source (compare Old High German marchon "delimit, mark;" see mark (n.1)), but the sense evolution is difficult.


n. 1 A license to pass the limits of a jurisdiction, or boundary of a country, for the purpose of making reprisals; a letter of marque 2 A brand of a manufactured product, especially a model of motor car


n. a name given to a product or service [syn: trade name, brand name, brand]

Marque (musician)

thumb|Marque (2016) Marque is an Austrian pop artist. He has released albums on the Polydor (1995-1997) and Edel Music (2000) labels. In 2000 he had two top-five singles in the Austrian charts.

Marque (disambiguation)

A marque or brand is a set of marketing and communication methods that help to distinguish a company from competitors.

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Marque (river)

The Marque is a long river in France. It is a right tributary of the Deûle. Its source is near the village of Mons-en-Pévèle. Its course crosses the Nord department, notably the eastern part of the agglomeration of Lille. It flows northwards through the towns of Pont-à-Marcq, Tressin, Villeneuve d'Ascq, Croix and Marcq-en-Barœul, finally flowing into the Deûle in Marquette-lez-Lille.

Usage examples of "marque".

Marques of Huntlie desyring the presbyterie to tak tryell of the witches, and consultares with them, and to send to his Lordship the delatioun, with the names of sic as were maist meitt to pass upon the assyse and tryell of them.

And the shop always employed technerd teenagers as their outfront salesforce, they were the only ones who kept up to date on upgrades and new marques that would work on minimum-wage weeks.

So they passed Acapulco by, with no sense of regret, as every building there was either a mud hovel or a monastery, and a few hours later dropped anchor before Port Marques.

Port Marques, Edmund de Ath came out alone one morning from Acapulco, bearing sealed letters from the Viceroy.

Mondragon y Alonzo crest that Marques y Marquesa Don Juan de Jesus Maria Jose Ildefonso Santiago Mondragon y Alonzo and their daughter Srta.

Alicante, glad of the protection from Barbary rovers, Minorcan letters of marque and British cruisers.

It would cost two hundred pounds for me to obtain an Omani Letter of Marque for you, sir.

As they approached the hamlet, the Marques of Villena, the Count Urena, and Don Alonzo de Aguilar filed off with their battalions, and were soon seen glittering along, the side of the mountain above the village.

In the mean time the Marques of Cadiz, the Count de Tendilla, the Count de Cabra, and Don Alonzo Fernandez, senior of Alcaudrete and Montemayor, drew up their forges in battle array on the plain below the hamlet, presenting a living barrier of loyal chivalry between the sovereigns and the city.

On that date Paul Kruger, a refugee from the country which he had ruined, arrived at Lourenco Marques, abandoning his beaten commandos and his deluded burghers.

When the Portuguese, under British pressure, had signed the Brussels Agreement, the barracoons at Quelimane and Lourenq Marques and Mozambique Island had been closed down.

The same eye would have seen a good many other vessels in the neighbourhood of Cape Nao for, as Jack knew very well, everything coming up from Almena, Alicante or Malaga had to round that headland: it would particularly have noticed a small convoy bound for Valencia under the protection of a letter of marque.

And he told them about horse racing and skittles and bull baiting and coursing and whippets and hawking and bowls and the new stock companies and letters of marque and shooting and darts and lotteries and boxing and cards and wrestling and dice and checkers and dominoes and the time at the fairs when you put farthings on numbers and bet against the wheels of chance.

So bearing all this in mind, perhaps you would be well advised to refer to her as a private man-of-war, or if you find that disagreeable, as a letter of marque.

And there's at least a sense of semi-accountability to the government or revolutionary committee or whoever the hell issued their letter of marque in the first place.