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Lord vs. Earl

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Lordnoun

(obsolete) The master of the servants of a household; (historical) the master of a feudal manor

Earlnoun

(entomology) Any of various nymphalid butterflies of the genus Tanaecia. Other butterflies in this genus are called counts and viscounts.

Lordnoun

(archaic) The male head of a household, a father or husband.

Earlnoun

A nobleman of England ranking below a marquis, and above a viscount. The rank of an earl corresponds to that of a count (comte) in France, and graf in Germany. Hence the wife of an earl is still called countess. See Count.

Lordnoun

(archaic) The owner of a house, piece of land, or other possession

Earlnoun

The needlefish.

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Lordnoun

One possessing similar mastery over others; (historical) any feudal superior generally; any nobleman or aristocrat; any chief, prince, or sovereign ruler; in Scotland, a male member of the lowest rank of nobility (the equivalent rank in England is baron)

Earlnoun

a British peer ranking below a Marquess and above a Viscount

Lordnoun

(historical) A feudal tenant holding his manor directly of the king

Earl

Earl () is a rank of the nobility in Britain. The title originates in the Old English word eorl, meaning .

‘a man of noble birth or rank’;

Lordnoun

A peer of the realm, particularly a temporal one

Lordnoun

A baron or lesser nobleman, as opposed to greater ones

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Lordnoun

One possessing similar mastery in figurative senses (esp. as lord of ~)

Lordnoun

The magnates of a trade or profession

Lordnoun

(astrology) The heavenly body considered to possess a dominant influence over an event, time, etc.

Lordnoun

A hunchback.

Lordnoun

Sixpence.

Lordverb

Domineer or act like a lord.

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Lordverb

(transitive) To invest with the dignity, power, and privileges of a lord; to grant the title of lord.

Lordnoun

A hump-backed person; - so called sportively.

Lordnoun

One who has power and authority; a master; a ruler; a governor; a prince; a proprietor, as of a manor.

‘But now I was the lordOf this fair mansion.’; ‘Man over menHe made not lord.’;

Lordnoun

A titled nobleman., whether a peer of the realm or not; a bishop, as a member of the House of Lords; by courtesy; the son of a duke or marquis, or the eldest son of an earl; in a restricted sense, a baron, as opposed to noblemen of higher rank.

Lordnoun

A title bestowed on the persons above named; and also, for honor, on certain official persons; as, lord advocate, lord chamberlain, lord chancellor, lord chief justice, etc.

Lordnoun

A husband.

‘Thou worthy lordOf that unworthy wife that greeteth thee.’;

Lordnoun

One of whom a fee or estate is held; the male owner of feudal land; as, the lord of the soil; the lord of the manor.

Lordnoun

The Supreme Being; Jehovah.

Lordnoun

The Savior; Jesus Christ.

Lordverb

To invest with the dignity, power, and privileges of a lord.

Lordverb

To rule or preside over as a lord.

Lordverb

To play the lord; to domineer; to rule with arbitrary or despotic sway; - sometimes with over; and sometimes with it in the manner of a transitive verb; as, rich students lording it over their classmates.

‘The whiles she lordeth in licentious bliss.’; ‘I see them lording it in London streets.’; ‘And lorded over them whom now they serve.’;

Lordnoun

terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God

Lordnoun

a person who has general authority over others

Lordnoun

a titled peer of the realm

Lordverb

make a lord of someone

Lord

Lord is an appellation for a person or deity who has authority, control, or power over others, acting as a master, a chief, or a ruler. The appellation can also denote certain persons who hold a title of the peerage in the United Kingdom, or are entitled to courtesy titles.

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