laird[lerd; Scot lārd]
laird definition by Webster's New World
in Scotland, a landowner, esp. a wealthy one
Origin: Scottish form of lord
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- lairdly adjective
laird definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The owner of a landed estate.
Origin: Scots, from Middle English lard, variant of lord, owner, master; see Lord .