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:
“Lord Lovel he stood at his castle gate
A-combing his milk-white steed,
When along came Lady Nancy Bell
A-wishing her lover good speed, speed, speed,”
—Unknown. Lord Lovel (l. 14)
“As Samuel grew up, the LORD was with him and let none of his words fall to the ground.”
—Bible: Hebrew, 1 Samuel 3:19.
“And out of her bosom there grew a red rose
And out of Lord Lovels a briar, briar, briar,
And out of Lord Lovels a briar.”
—Unknown. Lord Lovel (l. 3840)