A graf; a chief magistrate or officer. A term derived from the moreancient “grafio,” and used in combination with various other words, as an oflicial title inGermany; as Margravius, Rheingravius, Landgravius, etc. Spelman.Gravius est divinam quam teinporalemlicdere majestatem. It is more serious to hurt divine than temporal majesty. 11 Coke, 29.