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earl

 (ûrl)
n.
1. A British nobleman next in rank above a viscount and below a marquis, corresponding to a count in continental Europe.
2. Used as a title for such a nobleman.

[Middle English erl, nobleman of high rank, from Old English eorl.]

earl

(ɜːl)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in the British Isles) a nobleman ranking below a marquess and above a viscount. Female equivalent: countess
2. (Historical Terms) (in Anglo-Saxon England) a royal governor of any of the large divisions of the kingdom, such as Wessex
[Old English eorl; related to Old Norse jarl chieftain, Old Saxon erl man]

earl

(ɜrl)

n.
a British nobleman of a rank below that of marquis and above that of viscount: called a count for a time after the Norman Conquest. The wife of an earl is a countess.
[before 900; Middle English erl, Old English eorl; c. Old Saxon, Old High German erl man, Old Norse jarl chieftain]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.earl - a British peer ranking below a marquess and above a viscountearl - a British peer ranking below a marquess and above a viscount
peer - a nobleman (duke or marquis or earl or viscount or baron) who is a member of the British peerage
Translations
إيرل: لَقَب شَرَف إنجليزي
earljarl
GrafEarl
jaarli
gróf
jarl
comes
grafas
grāfs
conte
grof
Jarl

earl

[ɜːl] Nconde m

earl

[ˈɜːrl] ncomte m
the Earl of ... → le Comte de ...

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nGraf m

earl

[ɜːl] nconte m

earl

(əːl) noun
a British nobleman between a marquis and a viscount in rank.
References in classic literature ?
Bannatyne, secretary to John Knox, recounts a singular course of oppression practised on one of those titulars abbots, by the Earl of Cassilis in Ayrshire, whose extent of feudal influence was so wide that he was usually termed the King of Carrick.
The said Earl thinking himself greater than any king in those quarters, determined to have that whole benefice (as he hath divers others) to pay at his pleasure ; and because he could not find sic security as his insatiable appetite required, this shift was devised.
Politian is expected Hourly in Rome -- Politian, Earl of Leicester
Alas, proud Earl, Thou dost forget thyself, remembering me
When five o'clock arrived, Arthur proposed without any embarrassment this time--to take me with him up to 'the Hall,' in order that I might make acquaintance with the Earl of Ainslie, who had taken it for the season, and renew acquaintance with his daughter Lady Muriel.
Yet I noted, and was glad to note, evidence of a far deeper feeling than mere friendly regard, in her meeting with Arthur though this was, as I gathered, an almost daily occurrence--and the conversation between them, in which the Earl and I were only occasional sharers, had an ease and a spontaneity rarely met with except between very old friends: and, as I knew that they had not known each other for a longer period than the summer which was now rounding into autumn, I felt certain that 'Love,' and Love alone, could explain the phenomenon.
The Earl received him, and as the young man entered his presence Simon de Montfort sprang to his feet in astonishment.
He has done me a great service, and I be under monstrous obligations to him, but he be, nathless, the Outlaw of Torn and I the daughter of an earl and a king's sister.
But are you not the only child of the late Earl of Huntingdon?
I am, sire, though there be some who say that Robin Hood's father was formerly the rightful Earl of Huntingdon.
I am Yvonne, the daughter of Earl Dorm of the Hills,' said the damsel,
So Godrich, Earl of Cornwall, was chosen to guard the Princess.