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Altgrave

(G. altgraf; alt, old or ancient + graf, count)

An altgrave was a nobleman of the status of a count who had his dominion in mountainous areas of Germany and the Alpine regions, particularly around mountain passes where he had rights and entitlements of establishing garrisons at such points, and of levying tolls for passage.

Originally it was a title of veneration rather than the holding of power.



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