Lord is a deferential appellation for a person or deity who has authority, control, or power over others; a master, chief, or ruler. In only a few cases is "lord" a substantive title in itself, most commonly that of the Lord of the Manor and certain vestigial titles from the age of feudalism such as Lord of Mann, in other cases it is a generic term applied, for example, to persons who hold a title of the peerage or persons entitled to courtesy titles, or to refer to a group or body of peers.
Famous quotes containing the word lord:
“...the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.”
—Bible: Hebrew, 1 Samuel 2:3.
“And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”
—Bible: Hebrew Genesis, 2:7.
“For the LORD will not cast away his people, for his great names sake, because it has pleased the LORD to make you a people for himself.”
—Bible: Hebrew, 1 Samuel 12:22.