Definition of lordship noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈlɔːdʃɪp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɔːrdʃɪp//
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  1. 1 His/Your Lordship a title of respect used when speaking to or about a judge, a bishop or a nobleman His Lordship is away on business. compare ladyship
  2. 2(British English, informal) a humorous way of talking to or about a boy or man that you think is trying to be too important Can his lordship manage to switch off the TV?
  3. 3[uncountable] the power or position of a lord
  4. Word OriginOld English hlāfordscipe (see lord, -ship).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lordship