Entry from British & World English dictionary
(Chiefly in historical contexts) an area of land on the border between two countries or territories.
- 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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