Meaning of lordship

lord•ship

Pronunciation: (lôrd'ship), [key]
— n.
  1. (often cap.) a term of respect used when speaking of or to certain noblemen (usually prec. by his or your).
  2. the state or dignity of a lord.
  3. the authority or power of a lord.
  4. the domain of a lord.
  5. (often cap.) a term of respect used when speaking of or to judges (usually prec. by his or your).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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