1. A title of honor or nobility belonging properly to a baron but applied also to anyone who attains the rank of a peer. ¡ª Abbr. L.

2. (cap. & pl.) HOUSE OF LORDS.

3. A property owner whose land is in a tenant’s possession; LANDLORD(1).

temporal lord (tem-p[schwa]-r[schwa]l). One of the English peers (other than ecclesiastical) who sit in Parliament.

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