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English definition of “lordship”

lordship

noun     /ˈlɔːd.ʃɪp/ US  /ˈlɔːrd-/ formal
your/his lordship a polite way of referring to or talking to a male peer without using his title: It is a great pleasure to welcome your lordship this evening. → Compare ladyshipRoyalty, aristocracy and titles
(Definition of lordship noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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