Lord

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.

Read more about Lord:  Etymology, Used As A Prefix, Feudalism, Peerage, Lord of The Manor, Laird, Other, Non-English Equivalents, Religion

Famous quotes containing the word lord:

    The Lord made Adam, the Lord made Eve, he made ‘em both a little bit naive.
    E.Y. Harburg (1898–1981)

    The LORD went in front of them in a pillar of cloud by day, to lead them along the way, and in a pillar of fire by night, to give them light, so that they might travel by day and by night. Neither the pillar of cloud by day nor the pillar of fire by night left its place in front of the people.
    Bible: Hebrew, Exodus 13:21,22.

    I stretch lame hands of faith, and grope,
    And gather dust and chaff, and call
    To what I feel is Lord of all,
    And faintly trust the larger hope.
    Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892)