\mˈɑːt͡ʃɪz], \mˈɑːtʃɪz], \m_ˈɑː_tʃ_ɪ_z]\
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By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
By Henry Campbell Black
[A.S.] The borders or frontiers of any district ; especially applied to the boundaries between England and Scotland and between England and Wales. Marquis, Markgraf, and other similar titles were = governors of Marches. So Earl of March, i.e. of the Welsh Marches. ; where, in the Middle Ages, considerable authority was exercised by Marchers, petty kings. Hence to march with. An estate marches with another when they have a common boundary.
By Henry Percy Smith
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