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jarl

[yahrl]
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noun Scandinavian History.
  1. a chieftain; earl.

Origin of jarl

1810–20; < Old Norse jarl; see earl
Related formsjarl·dom, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for jarldom

jarl

noun
  1. medieval history a Scandinavian chieftain or noble
Derived Formsjarldom, noun

Word Origin

C19: from Old Norse; see earl
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Word Origin and History for jarldom

jarl

n.

see earl.

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