Definition of Earldom

1. Noun. The dignity or rank or position of an earl or countess.

Generic synonyms: Rank
Derivative terms: Earl



2. Noun. The domain controlled by an earl or count or countess.
Generic synonyms: Demesne, Domain, Land
Derivative terms: Earl

Definition of Earldom

1. n. The jurisdiction of an earl; the territorial possessions of an earl.

Definition of Earldom

1. Noun. the rank of being an earl ¹

2. Noun. The territory controlled by an earl ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Earldom

1. the rank of an earl [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Earldom

earflaps
earful
earfuls
eargasm
eargasmic
eargasms
earhole
earholes
earing
earings
earl
earl marshal
earlandite
earlap
earlaps
earldom (current term)
earldoms
earldorman
earldormen
earlduck
earleaved umbrella tree
earles
earles penny
earless
earless lizard
earless seal
earless seals
earlessness
earlet
earlets

Literary usage of Earldom

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1. The History of the Norman Conquest of England: Its Causes and Its Results by Edward Augustus Freeman (1877)
"His name still survives within his father's earldom, where it cleaves to an existing parish and to the site of a castle of which the site only is to be ..."

2. A Constitutional History of the House of Lords by Luke Owen Pike (1894)
"He took, however, not by right of inheritance, but. in every sense of the term, by purchase, and, as the chronicler expresses it,' administered the earldom ..."

3. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1899)
"... and the earldom passed to a descendant of the eleventh earl, ... House of Lords referred the whole question to the judges, who adjudged the earldom to ..."

4. Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United by George Edward Cokayne (1896)
"I. 1720. earldom [I]. Vil. 174G. earldom [I.] VIII. ... 451, note " c," as to papers relating to a claim to the earldom of Tyrone in about 1717. ..."

5. Celtic Scotland: A History of Ancient Alban by William Forbes Skene (1880)
"... and extending between the river Don and its tributary the Ury. The second was the earldom of ..."

6. Original Letters, Illustrative of English History: Including Numerous Royal by Henry Ellis (1827)
"Elizabeth Countess of Lenox to Lord Burghley, thanking him for using his interest with the Scottish Ambassador that the earldom of Lenox might devolve upon ..."

7. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1870)
"Queen Mary and her parliament, and the earldom of Mar again appeared in the roll of Scotish peers. The loss of a portrait, probably the gift of his royal ..."

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