earl·​ship | \ ˈərlˌship, ˈə̄l-, ˈəil- \

Definition of earlship

: the rank or dignity of an earl

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First Known Use of earlship

1588, in the meaning defined above

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“Earlship.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/earlship. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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