lording

[ lawr-ding ]
/ ˈlɔr dɪŋ /

noun Archaic.

Often lordings. lords; sirs; gentlemen (often used as a term of address).

Origin of lording

1150–1200; Middle English; Old English hlāfording prince, literally, offspring of a lord, equivalent to hlāford lord + -ing -ing3
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lording
/ (ˈlɔːdɪŋ) /

noun

archaic a gentleman; lord: used in the plural as a form of address
an obsolete word for lordling

Word Origin for lording

Old English hlāfording, from hlāford lord + -ing ³, suffix indicating descent
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