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Meaning of LORDSHIP

Pronunciation:  'lordship

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the authority of a lord
  2. [n]  a title used to address any British peer except a duke and extended to a bishop or a judge; "Your Lordship"; "His Lordship"
 

LORDSHIP is a 8 letter word that starts with L.

 

 See Also: authorisation, authority, authorization, dominance, say-so, title

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Lord"ship\, n.
1. The state or condition of being a lord; hence (with his or
   your), a title applied to a lord (except an archbishop or
   duke, who is called Grace) or a judge (in Great Britain),
   etc.

2. Seigniory; domain; the territory over which a lord holds
   jurisdiction; a manor.

         What lands and lordships for their owner know My
         quondam barber.                       --Dryden.

3. Dominion; power; authority.

         They which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles
         exercise lordship over them.          --Mark x. 42.

 
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