Origin: Middle English erl, nobleman, count ; from Old English eorl, warrior, akin to Old Norse jarl, leader, noble
- earldom noun
Origin: see earl
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- A British nobleman next in rank above a viscount and below a marquis, corresponding to a count in continental Europe.
- Abbr. E. Used as a title for such a nobleman.
Origin: Middle English erl, nobleman of high rank, from Old English eorl.
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