Earldom : Definition

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Definitions of Earldom

Pronunciation : Earl"dom
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [AS. eorl-d; eorl man, noble + -d -dom.]
Definition : 1. The jurisdiction of an earl; the territorial possessions of an earl.

2. The status, title, or dignity of an earl. He [Pulteney] shrunk into insignificancy and an earldom. Chesterfield.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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