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Lordship definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

1. The state of quality of being a lord; hence, a title of honor given to noblemen, except to dukes, who have the title of grace.
2. A titulary compellation of judges and certain other persons in authority and office.
3. Dominion; power; authority.
They who are accounted to rule over the Gentiles, exercise lordship over them. Mark 10.
4. Seigniory; domain; the territory of a lord over which he holds jurisdiction; a manor.
What lands and lordships for their owner know my quondam barber.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a title used to address any British peer except a duke and extended to a bishop or a judge; "Your Lordship"; "His Lordship"
2: the authority of a lord

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: before 12th century 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

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 (usu. Lordship) a title used in addressing or referring to a man with the rank of Lord or a judge or a bishop (Your Lordship; His Lordship). 2 (foll. by of, over) dominion, rule, or ownership. 3 the condition of being a lord. Etymology: OE hlafordscipe (as LORD, -SHIP)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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. 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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(Lordships) You use the expressions Your Lordship, His Lordship, or Their Lordships when you are addressing or referring to a judge, bishop, or male member of the nobility. My name is Richard Savage, your Lordship... His Lordship expressed the hope that the Law Commission might look at the subject. N-VOC; N-PROPER: det-poss N [politeness]

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Authority, dominion, rule, sway, command, control, government, direction, domination, empire, sovereignty. 2. Manor, seigniory, domain.

Moby Thesaurus

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