- (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).
Origin of lordship
Related Words for lordshipsuperpower, majesty, sire, grace, royalty, honor, reverence, worship, excellency, lordship, ladyship, dominion, sovereignty, imperium
Examples from the Web for lordship
Historical Examples of lordship
I suppose he would have his Lordship's signing to this letter to be taken as a voucher for him.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
Indeed, by some, it was not supposed to be from his Lordship's pen at all.De Libris: Prose and Verse
But—not to print, now—what are you going to do with His Lordship?The Bacillus of Beauty
"That is the very thing of which I complain," said his lordship.
Of course your lordship will know which is the real lord at first sight.
- the position or authority of a lord
- (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