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:

    O Lord Thou pluckest
    burning
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)

    The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
    Bible: Hebrew Psalms, 23:1-2.

    Therefore Lord God, you are more truly omnipotent, because you have no power through impotence and nothing can be against you.
    Anselm of Canterbury (1033–1109)