Lords Spiritual

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Lords Spiritual

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(Anglicanism) the two Anglican archbishops and 24 most senior bishops of England and Wales who sit as members of the House of Lords
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Noun1.Lords Spiritual - the clergy in France and the heads of the church in Britain
estate of the realm, the three estates, estate - a major social class or order of persons regarded collectively as part of the body politic of the country (especially in the United Kingdom) and formerly possessing distinct political rights
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
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17 ( ANI ): A new study has found that religious people are more likely to have a perceived internet pornography addiction, when compared with their less spiritual peers.
I repeat that we are not exclusive; we would welcome a more broadly representative spread of spiritual peers through the creation of appropriate life peers and indeed of more peers from other faiths.
The number of the spiritual peers was to be reduced to five.