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:

    Our civility, England determines the style of, inasmuch as England is the strongest of the family of existing nations, and as we are the expansion of that people. It is that of a trading nation; it is a shopkeeping civility. The English lord is a retired shopkeeper, and has the prejudices and timidities of that profession.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    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. 1–4)

    We enter church, and we have to say, “We have erred and strayed from Thy ways like lost sheep,” when what we want to say is, “Why are we made to err and stray like lost sheep?” Then we have to sing, “My soul doth magnify the Lord,” when what we want to sing is “O that my soul could find some Lord that it could magnify!”
    Thomas Hardy (1840–1928)