Definition of marchlands in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɑːtʃləndz/

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plural noun

(Chiefly in historical contexts) an area of land on the border between two countries or territories.
Example sentences
  • In the teaching of European history, it is the marchlands of Empire, Castile, France, Prussia, that have often fought their way to greatness and fame.
  • The increased costs of the new governor and garrison far outstripped the profits of the wasted marchlands confiscated from Kildare and the Church.
  • Conditions were very different in the marchlands beyond the Pale and still more so in the Irish areas.

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