lordship etymology

English word lordship comes from English lord, English -ship

Detailed word origin of lordship

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
lord English (eng) (intransitive, and, transitive) Domineer or act like a lord.. (transitive) To invest with the dignity, power, and privileges of a lord; to grant the title of lord. (British, Australian, via Cockney rhyming slang, obsolete) Sixpence.. (British, slang, obsolete) A hunchback.. (archaic) The male head of a household, a father or husband.. (archaic) The owner of a house, piece of land, or other [...]
-ship English (eng) Appended to a noun to form a new noun denoting a property or state of being, time spent in a role, or a specialised union.
lordship English (eng) (hence, with "his" or "your", often capitalised) Title applied to a lord, bishop, judge, or another man with a title.. (humorous, with "his" or "your") A boy or man who is behaving in a seigneurial manner or acting like a lord, behaving in a bossy manner or lording it up. Dominion; power; authority.. Seigniory; domain; the territory over which a lord holds jurisdiction; a manor.. The state [...]

Words with the same origin as lordship

Descendants of -ship
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