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Lord Temporal

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noun, plural Lords Temporal.
  1. a member of the House of Lords who is not a member of the clergy.
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Origin of Lord Temporal

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50
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British Dictionary definitions for lords temporal

Lords Temporal

pl n
  1. the Lords Temporal (in Britain) peers other than bishops in their capacity as members of the House of Lords
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