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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Earldom  \Earl"dom\,  n.  [AS.  eorl-d?m;  eorl  man,  noble  +  -d?m 
  -dom.] 
  1.  The  jurisdiction  of  an  earl;  the  territorial  possessions 
  of  an  earl. 
 
  2.  The  status,  title,  or  dignity  of  an  earl. 
 
  He  [Pulteney]  shrunk  into  insignificancy  and  an 
  earldom.  --Chesterfield. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  earldom 
  n  1:  the  dignity  or  rank  or  position  of  an  earl  or  countess 
  2:  the  domain  controlled  by  an  earl  or  count  or  countess 




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