lords and peers


lords and peers
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English dialects glossary. 2013.

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  • Lords Spiritual — The Lords Spiritual of the United Kingdom, also called Spiritual Peers, are the 26 clergymen of the established Church of England who serve in the House of Lords along with the Lords Temporal. The established Church of Scotland, which is… …   Wikipedia

  • Lords, House of — Upper house of Britain s bicameral Parliament. From the 13th and 14th centuries it was the house of the aristocracy. Until 1999 its membership included clergy, hereditary peers, life peers (peers appointed by the prime minister since 1958), and… …   Universalium

  • Lords spiritual — Lord Lord, n. [OE. lord, laverd, loverd, AS. hl[=a]ford, for hl[=a]fweard, i. e., bread keeper; hl[=a]f bread, loaf + weardian to look after, to take care of, to ward. See {Loaf}, and {Ward} to guard, and cf. {Laird}, {Lady}.] 1. One who has… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lords temporal — Lord Lord, n. [OE. lord, laverd, loverd, AS. hl[=a]ford, for hl[=a]fweard, i. e., bread keeper; hl[=a]f bread, loaf + weardian to look after, to take care of, to ward. See {Loaf}, and {Ward} to guard, and cf. {Laird}, {Lady}.] 1. One who has… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peers — /pirz/ In feudal law, the vassals of a lord who sat in his court as judges of their co vassals, and were called peers, as being each other s equals, or of the same condition. The nobility of Great Britain, being the lords temporal having seats in …   Black's law dictionary

  • peers of fees — Vassals or tenants of the same lord, who were obliged to serve and attend him in his courts, being equal in function. These were termed peers of fees, because holding fees of the lord, or because their business in court was to sit and judge,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • lords of appeal — Those members of the house of lords of whom at least three must be present for the hearing and determination of appeals. They are the lord chancellor, the lords of appeal in ordinary, and such peers of parliament as hold, or have held, high… …   Black's law dictionary

  • lords of appeal — Those members of the house of lords of whom at least three must be present for the hearing and determination of appeals. They are the lord chancellor, the lords of appeal in ordinary, and such peers of parliament as hold, or have held, high… …   Black's law dictionary

  • House of Lords — This article is about the British House of Lords. For other uses, see House of Lords (disambiguation). The Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual and Temporal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled …   Wikipedia


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