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earldom

[url-duh m] /ˈɜrl dəm/
noun
1.
Also called earlship. the rank or title of an earl.
2.
the territory or jurisdiction of an earl.
Origin
1150
before 1150; Middle English erldom, Old English eorldōm. See earl, -dom,
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earldom

/ˈɜːldəm/
noun
1.
the rank, title, or dignity of an earl or countess
2.
the lands of an earl or countess
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Word Origin and History for earldom
n.

early 12c., from earl + -dom.

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