Lordship

Lordship

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)

Retrieved from "http://www.biology-online.org/bodict/index.php?title=Lordship&oldid=3216"
First | Previous (Lords and ladies) | Next (Lore) | Last
Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page.