Etymology
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earldom (n.)

"the territory, jurisdiction, or dignity of an earl," Old English eorldom; see earl + -dom.

updated on September 05, 2018

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Definitions of earldom from WordNet

earldom (n.)
the dignity or rank or position of an earl or countess;
earldom (n.)
the domain controlled by an earl or count or countess;
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