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Queensberry rules. Also absol. as "Marquis of Queensberry", and in extended use.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Bell's Life in London and Sporting Chronicle. From the title of Sir John Sholto Douglas, eighth Marquess of Queensberry, who supervised the preparation of the rules + the plural of rule.
Marquis of Queensberry rules/ˌmɑːkwɪs əv ˈkwiːnzb(ə)rɪ ˌruːlz/
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