Lord"ship (?), n.

1.

The state or condition of being a lord; hence (with his or your), a title applied to a lord (except an archbishop or duke, who is called Grace) or a judge (in Great Britain), etc.

2.

Seigniory; domain; the territory over which a lord holds jurisdiction; a manor.

What lands and lordships for their owner know My quondam barber. Dryden.

3.

Dominion; power; authority.

They which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them. Mark x. 42.

 

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