earldom

earldom

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noun
1.
Also called earlship. the rank or title of an earl.
2.
the territory or jurisdiction of an earl.

Origin:
before 1150; Middle English erldom, Old English eorldōm. See earl, -dom,

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earldom (ˈɜːldəm)
 
n
1.  the rank, title, or dignity of an earl or countess
2.  the lands of an earl or countess

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earldom
early 12c., from earl + -dom.
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