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Lord Spiritual

noun, plural Lords Spiritual.
a bishop or archbishop belonging to the House of Lords.
Compare Lord Temporal.
Origin of Lord Spiritual
late Middle English
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Lords Spiritual

plural noun
the two Anglican archbishops and 24 most senior bishops of England and Wales who sit as members of the House of Lords
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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