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Etymology edit

From Middle English erldom, from Old English eorldōm, equivalent to earl +‎ -dom. Compare English jarldom. Cognate also with Scots eirldome, ȝerledom, erldom (earldom).

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈəɹldəm/
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Noun edit

earldom (plural earldoms)

  1. The rank of being an earl.
  2. The territory controlled by an earl.

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