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.