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

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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LORDSHIP Defined for English Language Learners

lordship

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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