Freigraf

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Freigraf is a title of Germany nobility. It is derived from the German words frei ("free") and the feudal title graf ("count"). It can be used in two different contexts:

  1. A feudal count with an unusually extended title (which may express an allodial status), notably in the part of the old realm of Burgundy that retains from this title its name: the Eastern French region of Franche-Comté.
  2. A supreme executive of a vehmgericht. See League of the Holy Court.