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2 definitions found
 for marque
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  marque
      n 1: a name given to a product or service [syn: trade name,
           brand name, brand, marque]

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