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 +======Noble and Clerical Titles in Irolo======
 +Back to [[Duchy|The Grand Duchy of Irolo]]
 +=====Noble Ranks=====
 +
 +^ Rank ^ Irolon \\ (male/female) ^ English Equivalent \\ (male/female) ^ Description ^ Forms of Address |
 +| 1 | adding "Ritter" to the surname (both male and female) | Baronet (or baronetcy, baronetage) | A hereditory knighthood. Not a peerage (ie no seat in government). | Sir, \\ Worthy Sir, \\ Your Most Worthy Sir, \\ Right Honourable Sir, \\ Your Most Honourable Sir, |
 +| 2 | Freiherr/Freifrau | Baron/Baroness | Holding land directly from the King (as apposed to other land holders), Peer. | Your Preeminence, Lord/Lady |
 +| 3 | Graf | Sheriff, reeve or overseer | A holder of public office. Not a peerage. | Your Eminence |
 +| 4 | Landgrave/Landgravine (or Landgraf/Landgrafin) | Count/Countess | In charge of a county, Peer. | Your Eminence, Lord/Lady |
 +| 5 | Margrave/Margravine (or Markgraf/Markgrafin) | Marquess/Marquessa | In charge of a border region (the Marches), Peer. | Your Nobleness, Lord/Lady |
 +| 6 | Herzog/Herzogin | Duke/Duchess | In charge of a Duchy (the title is called a Dukedom). Equivalent of an heriditary Field Marshal. Peer. | Your Highness, Lord/Lady |
 +| 7 | Prinz/Prinzessin | Prince/Princess | Sovereign of a small territory or the child of a King. The "principle" person. Peer. | Your Grace |
 +| 8 | <html>F&uuml;rst/F&uuml;rstin</html> | First Prince/ss | The head of the house or the heir of the king. Peer. | Your Highness |
 +| 9 | Grossherzog/Grossherzogin | Grand Duke/Grand Duchess | Ruler or ex-Ruler. May outrank Prince/ss or Furst/in. Peer. | Your Highness |
 +| 10 | Konig/Konigin | King/Queen | Ruler and sovereign (sovereign ====== answers only to God). Peer. | Your Majesty |
 +| 11 | Kaiser/Kaiserin | Emperor/Empress | Military ruler (comes from Imperator, or Commander). Peer. | Your Imperial Majesty |
 +
 +====Inheritance====
 +The heir to a title has "Erb" attached to the title. ie Erbgraf, Erbherzog, Erbmarkgraf. Alternatively it can be spelt with an hyphen (Erb-herzog, etc.). Both male and female descendants may inherit, the eldest having the rights unless mentally deficient, traitorous, illegitimate or otherwise disqualified.
 +
 +=====Clerical Ranks=====
 +
 +^ Rank ^ Irolon \\ (male/female) ^ English Equivalent \\ (male/female) ^ Description ^ Forms of Address |
 +| 0 | Gemeindemitglied | Parishioner | A member of a parish |
 +| 1 | <html>M&ouml;nch/Nonne</html> | Monk/Nun | Male member of monastery (M&amp;ouml;nchskloster)/Female member of nunnery (Nonnenkloster) | Brother/Sister |
 +| 1 | Frater/Schwester | Friar/Friar | As Monk/Nun but not associated with a particular monastery. A freelance Monk/Nun. | Brother/Sister
 +| 2 | <html>Abt/&Auml;btissin</html> | Abbot/Abbess | Male leader of a monastery (M&amp;ouml;nchskloster)/Female leader of a nunnery (Nonnenkloste) | Father/Mother
 +| 3 | Priester/Priesterin | Priest/Priestess | Leader of a church or parish | Father/Mother
 +| 4 | Patriarch/Matriarch | High Priest/High Priestess | Leader of a barony or fiefdom | High Father/HIgh Mother
 +| 5 | Bischof | Bishop | Leader of a county or march (known as a Bishopric) | Reverend
 +| 6 | Erzbischof | Archbishop | Leader of a duchy or earldom | Your Eminence
 +| 7 | <html>Kurf&uuml;rst/Kurf&uuml;rstin</html> | Elector | Church elected representative to the ruler of a nation or state. The spritual ambassador to the secular ruler. | Your Excellency
 +| 8 | Kardinal | Cardinal | Leader of a kingdom or nation (Cardinalship) | Your Eminence
 +| N/A | Monsignore | Mongsignor | Member of the inquisition. May also be a Bishop or Archbishop | Reverend
 +|}
 +
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