[lawrd-ship] /ˈlɔrd ʃɪp/
(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 .
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).
the position or authority of a lord
(Brit) preceded by Your or His. a title used to address or refer to a bishop, a judge of the high court, or any peer except a duke
c.1300, from Old English hlafordscipe “authority, rule” (translating Latin dominatio); see lord (n.) + -ship.
- Lordship of the isles
noun 1. an overlordship of the Western Isles of Scotland and adjacent lands instituted in 1266 when Magnus of Norway ceded the Hebrides, the Isle of Man, and Kintyre to the King of Scotland, and claimed by the chiefs of Clan Dougall and later by those of Clan Donald. The title was forfeited to James […]
noun, plural Lords Spiritual. 1. a bishop or archbishop belonging to the House of Lords.
noun, plural Lords Temporal. 1. a member of the House of Lords who is not a member of the clergy.
/ˈlɔːdɪ/ interjection 1. (mainly US & Canadian) an exclamation of surprise or dismay interj. 1832, in imitation of U.S. black speech; extended form of Lord as an interjection.