jarl

noun
\ ˈyär(-ə)l How to pronounce jarl (audio) \

Definition of jarl

: a Scandinavian noble ranking immediately below the king

First Known Use of jarl

1820, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jarl

Old Norse — more at earl

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“Jarl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jarl. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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