the Lords Temporal (in Britain) peers other than bishops in their capacity as members of the House of Lords
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How to use Lords Temporal in a sentence
This is what ought to be said; and I look for it, if not from lords spiritual, then even from Lords Temporal.
It is now usually understood of the lords spiritual, the Lords Temporal, and the commons.
Let the Lords Temporal quit themselves of nepotism, and we will take care of their authority for them.The Crown of Wild Olive | John Ruskin
As I heard in a certain consultation among the Lords Temporal.History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century, Volume V | J. H. Merle d'Aubigné
The list of the Lords Temporal has been made out with great care, from all the authorities accessible.Thomas Davis, Selections from his Prose and Poetry | Thomas Davis