Lords temporal
Temporal Tem"po*ral, a. [L. temporalis, fr. tempus, temporis, time, portion of time, the fitting or appointed time: cf. F. temporel. Cf. {Contemporaneous}, {Extempore}, {Temper}, v. t., {Tempest}, {Temple} a part of the head, {Tense}, n., {Thing}.] 1. Of or pertaining to time, that is, to the present life, or this world; secular, as distinguished from sacred or eternal. [1913 Webster]

The things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal. --2 Cor. iv. 18. [1913 Webster]

Is this an hour for temporal affairs? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Civil or political, as distinguished from ecclesiastical; as, temporal power; temporal courts. [1913 Webster]

{Lords temporal}. See under {Lord}, n.

{Temporal augment}. See the Note under {Augment}, n. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Transient; fleeting; transitory. [1913 Webster]


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  • lords temporal — n. those members of the British House of Lords who are not members of the clergy * * * n [pl] the members of the British House of Lords who are not bishops (i.e. who are members of the peerage). * * * …   Universalium

  • Lords temporal — ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ the members of the House of Lords other than the bishops …   English terms dictionary

  • lords temporal — n. those members of the British House of Lords who are not members of the clergy …   English World dictionary

  • Lords temporal — Lord Lord, n. [OE. lord, laverd, loverd, AS. hl[=a]ford, for hl[=a]fweard, i. e., bread keeper; hl[=a]f bread, loaf + weardian to look after, to take care of, to ward. See {Loaf}, and {Ward} to guard, and cf. {Laird}, {Lady}.] 1. One who has… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lords Temporal — Lords Tem|po|ral, the the members of the ↑House of Lords who are not ↑bishops or ↑archbishops (=priests of high rank) in the Church of England →↑Lords Spiritual, the …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lords temporal — The lay lords,–those members of the English house of lords who are not lords spiritual,–who were neither bishops nor archbishops …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Lords temporal — members of the House of Lords apart from the archbishops and bishops …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Lords temporal — plural noun the members of the House of Lords other than the bishops …   English new terms dictionary

  • lords temporal — Those lay peers who have seats in the house of lords …   Black's law dictionary

  • lords temporal — Those lay peers who have seats in the house of lords …   Black's law dictionary

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