thanedom


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thanedom

(ˈθeɪndəm)
n
something that belongs to or lies within the jurisdiction of a thane
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In different ways, both kings conduct a little game of giving, Lear's involving titles to tracts of land, Duncan's titles to thanedoms. Both monarchs, especially in retrospect, appear cunning and self-centered in these entitlements (Duncan decidedly less so than Lear).