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n. - The domain controlled by a British nobleman of a rank below that of marquis and above that of viscount; The dignity or rank or position of a British nobleman of a rank below that of marquis and above that of viscount

Usage examples (38)
  • 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.
  • His earldom died with him, though he left two sons.
  • Thus, the earldom of Cornwallis was founded by Thomas for more
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