Lordship

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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)