lordship

[ lawrd-ship ]
/ ˈlɔrd ʃɪp /

noun

(often initial capital letter) a term of respect used when speaking of or to certain noblemen (usually preceded by his or your).
the state or dignity of a lord.
the authority or power of a lord.
the domain of a lord.
British. (often initial capital letter) a term of respect used when speaking of or to judges (usually preceded by his or your).

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Origin of lordship

before 900; Middle English; Old English hlāfordscipe. See lord, -ship
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British Dictionary definitions for lordship (1 of 2)

lordship
/ (ˈlɔːdʃɪp) /

noun

the position or authority of a lord

British Dictionary definitions for lordship (2 of 2)

Lordship
/ (ˈlɔːdʃɪp) /

noun

(preceded by Your or His) British a title used to address or refer to a bishop, a judge of the high court, or any peer except a duke
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