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LORD, n.

1. A master a person possessing supreme power and authority a ruler a governor.

Man over man he made not lord.

But now I was the lord of this fair mansion.

2. A tyrant an oppressive ruler.
3. A husband.

I oft in bitterness of soul deplores my absent daughter, and my dearer lord.

My lord also being old. Genesis 18 .

4. A baron the proprietor of a manor as the lord of the manor.
5. A nobleman a title of honor in Great Britain given to those who are noble by birth or creation a peer of the realm, including dukes, marquises, earls, viscounts and barons. Archbishops and bishops also, as members of the house of lords, are lords of parliament. Thus we say, lords temporal and spiritual. By courtesy also the title is given to the sons of dukes and marquises, and to the eldest sons of earls.
6. An honorary title bestowed on certain official characters as lord advocate, lord chamberlain, lord chancellor, lord chief justice, &c.
7. In scripture, the Supreme Being Jehovah. When Lord, in the Old Testament, is prints in capitals, it is the translation of JEHOVAH, and so might, with more propriety, be rendered. The word is applied to Christ, Psalms 110 . Colossians 3 . and to the Holy Spirit, 2 Thessalonians 3 . As a title of respect, it is applied to kings, Genesis 40 . 2 Samuel 19 . to princes and nobles, Genesis 42 . Daniel 4 . to a husband, Genesis 18 . to a prophet, 1 Kings 18 . 2 Kings 2 . and to a respectable person, Genesis 24 . Christ is called the Lord of glory, 1 Corinthians 2 . and Lord of lords, Revelation 19 .

LORD, To invest with the dignity and privileges of a lord.

LORD, To domineer to rule with arbitrary or despotic sway sometimes followed by over, and sometimes by it, in the manner of a transitive verb.

The whiles she lordeth in licentious bliss.

I see them lording it in London streets.

They lorded over them whom now they serve.

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The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Lord'. King James Dictionary.

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