A title used to address any British peer except a duke and extended to a bishop or a judge.
The authority of a lord.
Roget 737a: government, legal authority, soveriegn, sovereign authority; authority etc. 737; master etc. 745; direction etc. 693. [nations] national government, nation, state, country, nation-state, dominion, republic, empire, union, democratic republic; kingdom, principality. [subdivisions of nations] state government [Lat.], state; shire [Brit.]; province [Can.]; county [Ire.]; canton [Switz.]; territory [Austral.]; duchy, archduchy, archdukedom†; woiwodshaft; commonwealth; region etc. 181; property etc. 780. [smaller subdivisions] county, parish city, domain, tract, arrondissement [Fr.], mofussil†, commune; wappentake, hundred, riding, lathe, garth†, soke†, tithing; ward, precinct, bailiwick. command, empire, sway, rule; dominion, domination; sovereignty, supremacy, suzerainty; lordship, headship†; chiefdom†; seigniory, seigniority†. rule, sway, command, control, administer; govern etc. (direct) 693; lead, preside over, reign, possess the throne, be seated on the throne, occupy the throne; sway the scepter, wield the scepter; wear the crown. state, realm, body politic, posse comitatus [Lat.]. [person in the governing authority] judicature etc. 965; cabinet etc. (council) 696; seat of government, seat of authority; headquarters. [Acquisition of authority] accession; installation etc. 755; politics etc. 737.1. reign, regime, dynasty; directorship, dictatorship; protectorate, protectorship; caliphate, pashalic†, electorate; presidency, presidentship†; administration; proconsul, consulship; prefecture; seneschalship; magistrature†, magistracy. monarchy; kinghood†, kingship; royalty, regality; aristarchy†, aristocracy; oligarchy, democracy, theocracy, demagogy; commonwealth; dominion; heteronomy; republic, republicanism; socialism; collectivism; mob law, mobocracy†, ochlocracy†; vox populi, imperium in imperio [Lat.]; bureaucracy; beadledom†, bumbledom†; stratocracy; military power, military government, junta; feodality†, feudal system, feudalism. thearchy†, theocracy, dinarchy†; duarchy†, triarchy, heterarchy†; duumvirate; triumvirate; autocracy, autonomy; limited monarchy; constitutional government, constitutional monarchy; home rule; representative government; monocracy†, pantisocracy†. gynarchy†, gynocracy†, gynaeocracy†; petticoat government. [government functions] legislature, judiciary, administration. [Government agencies and institutions] office of the president, office of the prime minister, cabinet; senate, house of representatives, parliament; council etc. 696; courts, supreme court; [U.S. national government departments], state, interior, labor, health and human services, defense, education, agriculture, justice, commerce, treasury; Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI; Central Intelligence Agency, CIA; National Institutes of Health, NIH; Postal Service, Post Office; Federal Aviation Administration, FAA. [national government officials] president, vice president, cabinet member, prime minister, minister; senator, representatative, president pro tem [Lat.], speaker of the house; department head, section head, section chief; federal judge, justice, justice of the supreme court, chief justice; treasurer, secretary of the treasury; director of the FBI. [state government officials] governor, state cabinet member; state senator, assemblyman, assemblywoman. ... show more
Roget 780: property, possession, suum cuique [Lat.], meum et tuum [Lat.]. ownership, proprietorship, lordship; seignority†; empire etc. (dominion) 737. interest, stake, estate, right, title, claim, demand, holding; tenure etc. (possession) 777; vested interest, contingent interest, beneficial interest, equitable interest; use, trust, benefit; legal estate, equitable estate; seizin [Law], seisin [Law]. absolute interest, paramount estate, freehold; fee tail, fee simple; estate in fee, estate in tail, estate tail; estate in tail male, estate in tail female, estate in tail general. limitation, term, lease, settlement, strict settlement, particular estate; estate for life, estate for years, estate pur autre vie [Fr.]; remainder, reversion, expectancy, possibility. dower, dowry, jointure†, appanage, inheritance, heritage, patrimony, alimony; legacy etc. (gift) 784; Falcidian law, paternal estate, thirds. assets, belongings, means, resources, circumstances; wealth etc. 803; money etc. 800; what one is worth, what one will cut up for; estate and effects. landed property, landed real estate property; realty; land, lands; tenements; hereditaments; corporeal hereditaments, incorporeal hereditaments; acres; ground etc. (earth) 342; acquest†, messuage, toft†. territory, state, kingdom, principality, realm, empire, protectorate, sphere of influence. manor, honor, domain, demesne; farm, plantation, hacienda; allodium etc. (free) 748†; fief, fieff†, feoff†, feud, zemindary†, dependency; arado†, merestead†, ranch. free lease-holds, copy lease-holds; folkland†; chattels real; fixtures, plant, heirloom; easement; right of common, right of user. personal property, personal estate, personal effects; personalty, chattels, goods, effects, movables; stock, stock in trade; things, traps, rattletraps, paraphernalia; equipage etc. 633. parcels, appurtenances. impedimenta; luggage, baggage; bag and baggage; pelf; cargo, lading. rent roll; income etc. (receipts) 810; maul and wedges [U.S.]. patent, copyright; chose in action; credit etc. 805; debt etc. 806. ... show more
Roget 877: title, honor; knighthood etc. (nobility) 875. highness, excellency, grace; lordship, worship; reverence, reverend; esquire, sir, master, Mr. , signor, senor, Mein Herr [G.], mynheer†; your honor, his honor; serene highness; handle to one's name. decoration, laurel, palm, wreath, garland, bays, medal, ribbon, riband, blue ribbon, cordon, cross, crown, coronet, star, garter; feather, feather in one's cap; epaulet, epaulette, colors, cockade; livery; order, arms, shield, scutcheon; reward etc. 973. ... show more
Moby thesaurus: acme, aedileship, archbishopric, archiepiscopacy, archiepiscopate, aristocracy, authority, authorization, baronetcy, barony, be-all and end-all, bishopric, blue ribbon, chairmanship, championship, chancellery, chancellorate, chancellorship, chiefery, chiefry, chieftaincy, chieftainry, chieftainship, command, consulate, consulship, control, deanery, dictatorship, dictature, directorship, dominion, dominium, dukedom, earldom, effectiveness, emirate, episcopacy, first place, first prize, governorship, headship, hegemony, height, hierarchy, highest, imperium, influence, jurisdiction, kingship, knight-errantship, knighthood, ladyship, land tenure, landholding, landownership, landowning, leadership, magistracy, magistrateship, magistrature, management, marquisate, masterdom, mastership, mastery, maximum, mayoralty, mayorship, metropolitanate, metropolitanship, most, ne plus ultra, new high, nobility, overlordship, ownership, palms, papacy, paramountcy, pashadom, pashalic, patriarchate, patriarchy, pontificality, pontificate, popedom, popehood, popeship, possessorship, power, prefectship, prefecture, premiership, presidency, presidentship, primacy, prime-ministership, prime-ministry, princedom, princeship, principality, proconsulate, proconsulship, proprietary, proprietorship, protectorate, protectorship, provostry, provostship, queenship, record, rectorate, rectorship, regency, regentship, rule, ruling class, say, seignioralty, seigniory, seneschalship, seneschalsy, sheikhdom, sheriffalty, sheriffcy, sheriffdom, shrievalty, sovereignty, supervisorship, supremacy, suzerainship, suzerainty, sway, top spot, tribunate, viscountcy, viscountship, viscounty, vizierate, viziership, zenith ... show more.
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