2: the territory under the jurisdiction of a lord : seigniory
Examples of lordship in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebThis sounds like a mutually beneficial arrangement between his lordship and the royal spouse.
Mike Bass, The Enquirer, 25 Aug. 2021 Plain and simple: the entity that owns the master has lordship over the song’s life after the recording (like usage in visual media and live performances).
Kristin Vartan, EW.com, 15 Nov. 2019 His lordship over the Tigers is the reason that USC fans should not have to look back on 2013 and Orgeron with too much regret.
Los Angeles Times, 14 Aug. 2019
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First Known Use of lordship
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a