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Lord Temporal

noun, plural Lords Temporal.
a member of the House of Lords who is not a member of the clergy.
Compare Lord Spiritual.
Origin of Lord Temporal
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English Unabridged
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Lords Temporal

plural noun
the Lords Temporal, (in Britain) peers other than bishops in their capacity as members of the House of Lords
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