HyperDic: earl

English > 1 sense of the word earl:
NOUNperson earla British peer ranking below a marquess and above a viscount / viscount
earl > pronunciation
Soundser'l
Rhymesbirle ... whorl: 16 rhymes with erl...
English > earl: 1 sense > noun 1, person
MeaningA British peer ranking below a marquess and above a viscount / viscount.
InstancesMontfort, Simon de Montfort, Earl of LeicesterAn English nobleman who led the baronial rebellion against Henry III (1208-1265)
BroaderpeerA nobleman (duke or marquis or earl or viscount / viscount or baron) who is a member of the British peerage
Spanishconde
Catalancomte
Nounsearldomthe domain controlled by an earl or count or countess
earldomthe dignity or rank or position of an earl or countess

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