lord temporal

plural lords temporal

Definition of lord temporal

: a member of the House of Lords who is not an ecclesiastic in the fifteenth century the lords spiritual outnumbered the lords temporal— F. A. Ogg & Harold Zink — compare lord spiritual

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Middle English lord temporel

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“Lord temporal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lord%20temporal. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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