• WordNet 3.6
    • n marque a name given to a product or service
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Marque (Law) A license to pass the limits of a jurisdiction, or boundary of a country, for the purpose of making reprisals.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n marque Seizure.
    • n marque Originally, a commission granted by the supreme authority of a state to a subject, empowering him to enter an enemy's territory and capture the goods or persons of the enemy in return for goods or persons taken by him.
    • n marque In present usage, a license or extraordinary commission granted by a sovereign or the supreme power of a state to its citizens to make reprisals at sea on the subjects of another, under pretense of indemnification for injuries received—that is, a license to engage in privateering. Letters of marque were abolished among European nations by the treaty of Paris of 1856. The United States declined to accede to this agreement, but proposed that all innocent private property at sea be exempt from seizure by public armed vessels in time of war.
    • n marque Hence— A private vessel commissioned to attack and capture the vessels of an enemy; a privateer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Marque märk a license to pass the marches or limits of a country for the purpose of making reprisals: a ship commissioned for making captures
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

In 1850, Don Antonio de Urbistondo, Marques de la Solana, came out to Manilla as Governor of the Philippines.
"Recollections of Manilla and the Philippines" by Robert Mac Micking
The third he made Marques of Saluce, the race of whom is to this daye of good fame and nobilitie.
"The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1" by William Painter
The captain announced himself as Senhor Marques da Costa.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
Marshal de la Marque, with the king's permission, appointed the city of Sedan as the place of combat.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
The faithful Pero Marques again presses his suit.
"Four Plays of Gil Vicente" by Gil Vicente
Lieue marque (je), 709.
"An Introductorie for to Lerne to Read, To Pronounce, and to Speke French Trewly" by Anonymous
The most important events of the eighteenth century were the great earthquakes of 1755 and the ministry of the Marques de Pombal.
"Portuguese Architecture" by Walter Crum Watson
To be sure, he was wounded too, but only through the arm; but 'La Marque' has got his passport.
"The Fortunes Of Glencore" by Charles James Lever
Well, that will not please me, Senor Marques.
"The Blood of the Arena" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
He and his neighbour, the Prince de Carmona, unknown to each other, loved two sisters, the daughters of the Marques de Montalban.
"A Poached Peerage" by William Magnay
She went to a house party at the home of Don Arturo Valda y Moncado, Marques de Burgos.
"Pieces of Hate" by Heywood Broun
For a moment he thought he would have to use them on the Marques.
"The Five Arrows" by Allan Chase
Marque has fled from the State.
"The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 1" by Robert H. Newell
A paper, purporting to be a letter of marque, signed by Jefferson Davis, was found on the Savannah.
"Trial of the Officers and Crew of the Privateer Savannah, on the Charge of Piracy, in the United States Circuit Court for the Southern District of New York" by A. F. Warburton
We reached Lourenco Marques in due course.
"By Veldt and Kopje" by William Charles Scully
He arrived at Lourenco Marques on the 21st of December, and from there proceeded to Natal.
"South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 3 (of 6)" by Louis Creswicke
And for having robbed and intended to murder him, I arrest you, Nicolas de la Marque, Count de St.
"In a Glass Darkly, v. 3/3" by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Thence, moving across country in fighting formation, the archduke made his way to Pont-a-Marque.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 2" by Various
"Mexico, Aztec, Spanish and Republican Vol. 1 of 2" by Brantz Mayer
Seldom is the name Lourenzo Marques heard in this part of the world.
"Seven Legs Across the Seas" by Samuel Murray

In news:

Marques Colston #12 of the New Orleans Saints stretches for yardage while being held by Thomas DeCoud #28 and Dunta Robinson #23 of the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 11, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
But Marques Little and the Williamstown football team needed more than speed and skill in the South Jersey Group 5 semifinals.
At Hangar 18, Quai des Marques, a store sells Anne de Solene bedding.
Marques Little said there was a "demon" that his team needed to defeat.
Below are the numbers for Brees and Marques Colston in their two playoff wins.
Saints WR Marques Colston active for Chiefs game.
Marques Colston #12 of the New Orleans Saints during their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 16, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Safety Dashon Goldson (38) upending Saints receiver Marques Colston.
A new film about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, Zero Dark Thirty, is stirring up controversy while getting good buzz from critics KCAL-TV's Suzanne Marques reports.
Grape growers in France are making Champagnes with big personalities, reports Lettie Teague—and challenging the grandes marques.
United States To See Return of Norton Marque.
You come up with a most capable yet affordable sports coupe that is extremely fun to drive under the guise of two distinctive marques.
Special guest DJ Marques Wyatt.
Colorado's Marques Mosley races to the end zone Friday, scoring on a 100-yard kickoff return against Utah during the Pac-12 teams' season finale at Folsom Field.
Marques Tervon Franklin, 18, was again taken into custody Saturday afternoon after escaping that morning.

In science:

Marques, editors. A Primer in Density Functional Theory, volume 620 of Lecture Notes in Physics.
Introduction - Strong interaction in the nuclear medium: new trends
Marques, (Eds.) (Springer, Berlin, 2003); S. K¨ummel and L.
Exact-exchange density functional theory for neutron drops
Their masses range from 0.80 M⊙ to 0.92 M⊙ and their ages from 28 Myrs to 17.6 Gyrs, after their appearance on the birthline. A description of the physical ingredients, chemical composition and initial conditions used in these models is given in Marques et al. (2008).
Estimating stellar mean density through seismic inversions
He was certainly a privateer, which was legal in those times, and he held a Letter of Marque signed by King William III authorising him to attack French and certain other vessels.
Trigonometry of The Gold-Bug
Marques, Effect of a finite number of particles in the Bose-Einstein condensation of a trapped gas, Phys.
Ultracold atomic Fermi-Bose mixtures in bichromatic optical dipole traps: a novel route to study fermion superfluidity
Detailed modeling indicate large differences in the excited linear and nonlinear modes (Marques et al. 2005).
Stellar evolution before the ZAMS
Also, other properties had been widely investigated, such as openness (Abramov et al., 2001), scalability (Marwala et al., 2001) and adaptability (Simoes-Marques et al., 2003), but not stability.
Self-Organisation of Evolving Agent Populations in Digital Ecosystems
Simoes-Marques, M, P Mariano, R Ribeiro, L Correia, M Chli, P De Wilde, V Abramov and J Goosenaerts (2003), Contributions to adaptable agent societies, in ‘Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation’, IEEE Press, pp. 354–361.
Self-Organisation of Evolving Agent Populations in Digital Ecosystems
The author wishes to thank Silvelyn Zwanzig for valuable suggestions that helped improve the exposition of the paper, Christian Robert for pointing out a crucial mistake in an earlier draft and Paulo Marques, who helped provide some key references in an early stage of this work.
Decision-theoretic justifications for Bayesian hypothesis testing using credible sets
Barbosa, Jo ao Lucas Marquˆes, An extrinsic rigidity theorem for minimal immersions from S 2 into S n , J.
A Bernstein problem for special Lagrangian equations
Marques. A priori estimates for the Yamabe problem in the non-locally conformally flat case. J.
A Uniform Estimate for Scalar Curvature Equation on Manifolds of dimension 4
The author would like to thank Benar Svaiter for sending him a preprint of , Maicon Marques Alves for sending him a preprint of , and Constantin Z˘alinescu for making him aware of , and sending him a preprint of .
Quadrivariate existence theorems and strong representability
Marques-Silva (2011): Anatomy and Empirical Evaluation of Modern SAT Solvers.
On P-transitive graphs and applications