lordship

noun lord·ship \ ˈlȯrd-ˌship \

Definition of lordship

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

First Known Use of lordship

before 12th century


LORDSHIP Defined for English Language Learners

lordship

noun

Definition of lordship for English Language Learners

  • : the authority, power, or territory of a lord


LORDSHIP Defined for Kids

lordship

noun lord·ship \ ˈlȯrd-ˌship \

Definition of lordship for Students

:the rank or dignity of a lord used as a title
  • His Lordship is not at home.


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