Definition of Earldoms

1. Noun. (plural of earldom) ¹



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Definition of Earldoms

1. earldom [n] - See also: earldom

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Earldoms

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

Literary usage of Earldoms

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1. A Constitutional History of the House of Lords by Luke Owen Pike (1894)
"Indications that the earldoms were earldoms by tenure. no express mention, ... Gilbert, son of Gilbert de Clare and Joan, was the heir to the earldoms, ..."

2. The History of the Norman Conquest of England: Its Causes and Its Results by Edward Augustus Freeman (1877)
"IT is not always easy to trace the succession of the men who ruled the different earldoms of England during the reign of Ead- ward. ..."

3. Publications by Oxford Historical Society (1885)
"At the same time, there seem to have been subdivisions of these earldoms, or, ... The territories belonging to these smaller earldoms are not easy to define ..."

4. The Origin and Growth of the English Constitution: An Historical Treatise by Hannis Taylor (1898)
"Tandf ern earldoms of Mercia and Northumberland. ... conquest burst upon the south of England, Harold was absent in the northern earldoms aiding Eadwine and ..."

5. The Monthly Review by Charles William Wason (1842)
"History of the earldoms of Strathern, Monteith, and Airth. By SIR HARRIS NICOLAS. Pickering. WITH this History we have a " Report of the Proceedings before ..."

6. Celtic Scotland: A History of Ancient Alban by William Forbes Skene (1880)
"The Highland Line thus intersects the old earldoms of Lennox, Men- teith, ... Break-up The earldoms of Atholl, Boss, and Sutherland were Celtic entirely ..."

7. The Early History of Oxford, 727-1100: Preceded by a Sketch of the Mythical by James Parker (1885)
"At the same time, there seem to have been subdivisions of these earldoms, or, ... The territories belonging to these smaller earldoms are not easy to define ..."

8. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"Otto IV., the son of Henry the Lion and Matilda, was constantly at the court of his uncles, and he received from them earldoms and promises of kingdoms. ..."

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