earldom earldom  /ˈɜrl dəm/


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


  1. Eden declined the earldom that goes, by long tradition, to departing Prime Ministers.
  2. That night came the announcement that he would accept an earldom.
  3. He might have shown a preference in the naming of his earldom for some title as hoar in honor as the first half of that possessed by nouveau Lord Oxford and Asquith.
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untenable untenable
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