Lordship 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. [1913 Webster]

2. Seigniory; domain; the territory over which a lord holds jurisdiction; a manor. [1913 Webster]

What lands and lordships for their owner know My quondam barber. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. Dominion; power; authority. [1913 Webster]

They which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them. --Mark x. 42. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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