lairdly
adjective see laird

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • laird — lairdly, adj. lairdship, n. /laird/; Scot. /layrddd/, n. Scot. a landed proprietor. [1400 50; late ME laverd, northern and Scots form of loverd LORD] * * * (as used in expressions) Borden Sir Robert Laird Vallandigham Clement Laird Lawrence John… …   Universalium

  • laird — noun Etymology: Middle English (northern dialect) lord, lard lord Date: 14th century chiefly Scottish a landed proprietor • lairdly adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • laird — [lerd; lārd] n. [Scot form of LORD] in Scotland, a landowner, esp. a wealthy one lairdly adj …   English World dictionary

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