noun, plural Lords Temporal.
a member of the House of Lords who is not a member of the clergy.
Compare Lord Spiritual.
Origin of Lord Temporal
late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50
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British Dictionary definitions for lords temporal
the Lords Temporal (in Britain) peers other than bishops in their capacity as members of the House of Lords
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