- noun1》 supreme power or rule.2》 archaic the authority or state of being a lord.↘historical a piece of land belonging to a lord.3》 (His/Your etc. Lordship) a form of address to a judge, bishop, or titled man.
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Lordship — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Seigniory; domain; the… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
lordship — ► NOUN 1) supreme power or rule. 2) (His/Your etc. Lordship) a form of address to a judge, bishop, or titled man. 3) archaic the authority or state of being a lord … English terms dictionary
Lordship — (spr. Lohrdschipp), 1) Herrschaft; 2) Titel (Würde) eines Lords, daher Your Lord  ship, so v.w. Ew. Herrlichkeit; 3) die Herrschaft (Grundbesitz), auf welcher diese Würde ruht … Pierer's Universal-Lexikon
Lordship — (engl., spr. lórd schĭp), Würde eines Lords; Herrschaft, auf der diese Würde ruht; auch Anrede an einen Lord: Euer Herrlichkeit … Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon
Lordship — (engl., spr. lohrdschipp), Würde eines Lords, auch Herrschaft, auf der diese ruht … Kleines Konversations-Lexikon
lordship — index dominion (supreme authority), hegemony, possession (ownership), supremacy Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 200 … Law dictionary
lordship — c.1300, from O.E. hlafordscipe authority, rule (translating L. dominatio); see LORD (Cf. lord) (n.) + SHIP (Cf. ship) … Etymology dictionary
lordship — [lôrd′ship΄] n. [OE hlafordscipe: see SHIP] 1. the rank or authority of a lord 2. rule; dominion 3. the territory of a lord 4. [often L ] a title used in speaking to or of a lord: preceded by Your or His … English World dictionary
Lordship — [[t]lɔ͟ː(r)dʃɪp[/t]] Lordships N VOC; N PROPER: det poss N (politeness) You use the expressions Your Lordship, His Lordship, or Their Lordships when you are addressing or referring to a judge, bishop, or male member of the nobility. My name is… … English dictionary
lordship — lord|ship [ˈlo:dʃıp US o:r ] n 1.) your/his lordship used when talking to or talking about a ↑lord, or when talking to a British judge or ↑bishop →↑ladyship 2.) his lordship BrE spoken a man who thinks he is very important used humorously ▪ … Dictionary of contemporary English
lordship — noun (C) 1 your/his lordship used when talking to or talking about a lord 1 (1), or when addressing a British judge or bishop (1) 2 his lordship BrE spoken a humorous way of talking about a man who thinks he is very important: So when will his… … Longman dictionary of contemporary English