noun, plural Lords Spiritual.
a bishop or archbishop belonging to the House of Lords.
Compare Lord Temporal.
Origin of Lord Spiritual
late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50
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British Dictionary definitions for lords spiritual
the two Anglican archbishops and 24 most senior bishops of England and Wales who sit as members of the House of Lords
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