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Definition of "earldom" []

  • The rank or title of an earl. (noun)
  • The territory of an earl. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "earldom" in a sentence
  • "For him, the earldom was a private treasure chest, not an estate that fed thousands of people."
  • "To the garter nobody can have slenderer pretensions; his family is scarce older than his earldom, which is of the youngest."
  • "Augustus Hare described it as “an imitation, not a caricature of the best Italian models,” was built for R.S. Holford in 1851-53 on the site of an older house of the same name belonging to the extinct earldom of Dorchester."