jarl

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jarl

 (yärl)
n.
A medieval Scandinavian chieftain or nobleman.

[Old Norse.]

jarl

(jɑːl)
n
(Historical Terms) medieval history a Scandinavian chieftain or noble
[C19: from Old Norse; see earl]
ˈjarldom n

jarl

(yɑrl)

n.
a medieval Scandinavian chieftain or noble.
[1810–20; < Old Norse jarl; see earl]
jarl′dom, n.
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Shields adorn the sides of the boat and round the walls of the shed are paintings of previous Jarls in scenes from Norse times - longships coming ashore, battles and raids.
The Jarl is granted the freedom of the town for the day and his raven banner is flown from the Town Hall.
The Washington Post reported that the decision came after sheriffs complained that local jarls were overcrowded with inmates waiting for beds in state-run prisons.
Currently, when illegal immigrants are arrested they are placed in local jarls, federal facilities or private prisons.
Jessa and her cousin Thorkil are the youngest in the line of Wulfings, the family that has always produced the Lord Jarl.
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Wulfgar takes over as Jarl, but his reign is haunted by a mysterious creature loosed from the north by Gundrun, a creature with a deadly hunger.