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


(ˈɜrl dəm)

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'.