earldom


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earl·dom

 (ûrl′dəm)
n.
1. The rank or title of an earl.
2. The territory of an earl.

earldom

(ˈɜːldəm)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the rank, title, or dignity of an earl or countess
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the lands of an earl or countess

earl•dom

(ˈɜrl dəm)

n.
1. Also called earlship. the rank or title of an earl.
2. the territory or jurisdiction of an earl.
[before 1150]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.earldom - the dignity or rank or position of an earl or countess
rank - relative status; "his salary was determined by his rank and seniority"
2.earldom - the domain controlled by an earl or count or countess
demesne, domain, land - territory over which rule or control is exercised; "his domain extended into Europe"; "he made it the law of the land"
Translations

earldom

[ˈɜːldəm] Ncondado m

earldom

n (= land)Grafschaft f; (= title)Grafentitel m; (= rank)Grafenstand m
References in classic literature ?
The Earldom of Envy, the Kingdom of Covetousness, the Isle of Usury were granted as marriage gifts to the pair.
But there is nought in the world so easily forgot as gratitude; so, when the Prioress of Kirklees had heard how her cousin, the Earl of Huntingdon, had thrown away his earldom and gone back again to Sherwood, she was vexed to the soul, and feared lest her cousinship with him should bring the King's wrath upon her also.
My dear Celia," said the Dowager, "James's title is worth far more than any new earldom.
The chief of these, George Herbert (1593-1633), the subject of one of the most delightful of the short biographies of Izaak Walton, belonged to a distinguished family of the Welsh Border, one branch of which held the earldom of Pembroke, so that the poet was related to the young noble who may have been Shakspere's patron.
Pyncheon's property--to be measured by miles, not acres--would be worth an earldom, and would reasonably entitle him to solicit, or enable him to purchase, that elevated dignity from the British monarch.
Believe me I would give, Freely would give the broad lands of my earldom To look upon the face hidden by yon lattice -- "To gaze upon that veiled face, and hear Once more that silent tongue.
The publication noted that the earldom has been extinct for the past 250 years, but since Prince Harry has links to the military, he may be given the prestigious title.
MARY BERRY'S COUNTRY HOUSE SECRETS BBC1, 8pm MARY visits Powderham Castle, in Devon, to spend time with the Earl and Countess of Devon, right, and their two young children, who are reinventing the Earldom for the 21st century.
MARY BERRY'S COUNTRY HOUSE SECRETS BBC1, 8pm MARY visits Powderham Castle in Devon to spend time with the Earl and Countess of Devon, pictured, and their two young children, who are reinventing the Earldom for the 21st century.
Mary Berry's Country House Secrets BBC1, 8pm Mary visits Powderham Castle in Devon to spend time with the Earl and Countess of Devon and their two young children, who are reinventing the Earldom for the 21st century.
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