- the rank or authority of a lord
- rule; dominion
- the territory of a lord
- [oftenL-] a title used in speaking to or of a lord: preceded by Your or His
Origin of lordshipOld English hlafordscipe: see -ship
- often Lordship Used with Your, His, or Their as a title and form of address for a man or men holding the rank of lord.
- The position or authority of a lord.
- The territory belonging to a feudal lord.
- The state or condition of being a lord.
- (hence, with his or your) Title applied to a lord (except an archbishop or duke, who is called Grace) or a formal form of address applied to a judge (in Great Britain), etc.
- May I ask that the order be granted, if your lordship so pleases?
- Seigniory; domain; the territory over which a lord holds jurisdiction; a manor.
- Dominion; power; authority.
From lord +"Ž -ship.