earlship


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earlship

(ˈɜːlʃɪp)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the title, rank, or position of an earl

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]
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WHETHERthis was the same gentleman who hurled a waiter out of the first floor window of an inn with the instruction "put him on the bill" I do not know, but doubtless his Earlship was from a 'good family'.