Lord"ing, n. [Lord + -ing, 3.]

1.

The son of a lord; a person of noble lineage.

[Obs.]

Spenser.

2.

A little lord; a lordling; a lord, in contempt or ridicule.

[Obs.]

Swift.

⇒ In the plural, a common ancient mode of address equivalent to "Sirs" or "My masters."

Therefore, lordings all, I you beseech. Chaucer.

 

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