noun lord·ship \ˈlrd-ˌship\

: the authority, power, or territory of a lord

Full Definition of LORDSHIP

a :  the rank or dignity of a lord —used as a title
b :  the authority or power of a lord :  dominion
:  the territory under the jurisdiction of a lord :  seigniory

First Known Use of LORDSHIP

before 12th century


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