earldom

[ url-duh m ]
/ ˈɜrl dəm /

noun

Also called earlship. the rank or title of an earl.
the territory or jurisdiction of an earl.

Origin of earldom

before 1150; Middle English erldom, Old English eorldōm. See earl, -dom,
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earldom
/ (ˈɜːldəm) /

noun

the rank, title, or dignity of an earl or countess
the lands of an earl or countess
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