Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Used with Your, His, or Their as a title and form of address for a man or men holding the rank of lord.
  • n. The position or authority of a lord.
  • n. The territory belonging to a feudal lord.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state or condition of being a lord.
  • n. Title applied to a lord (except an archbishop or duke, who is called Grace) or a formal form of address applied to a judge (in Great Britain), etc.
  • n. Seigniory; domain; the territory over which a lord holds jurisdiction; a manor.
  • n. Dominion; power; authority.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.
  • n. Seigniory; domain; the territory over which a lord holds jurisdiction; a manor.
  • n. Dominion; power; authority.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The authority or power of a lord or ruler; dominion; sovereignty.
  • n. The territory over which a lord holds jurisdiction; a seigniory, domain, or manor.
  • n. The state or dignity of a lord or nobleman: chiefly , with his or your, as a title used in addressing or mentioning a nobleman, except a duke or an archbishop, who has the title of Grace (his or your).
  • n. In commerce, a royalty.
  • To exercise domination over.
  • n. In mining, a mineral property.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the authority of a lord
  • n. a title used to address any British peer except a duke and extended to a bishop or a judge

Etymologies

From lord +‎ -ship. (Wiktionary)

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