Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the state or condition of being a laird

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being a laird; an estate; landed property.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The condition or quality of a laird.
  • n. An estate; landed property.

Etymologies

laird +‎ -ship (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "I've a wee favor I was wishin 'to ask of your lairdship," she began, "havin 'tae do wi' -"

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  • "Mmmphm. And you want Jamie, er, his lairdship I mean, to take your grandson into his house as stable lad, to get him away from his father?"

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  • "I see his lairdship didna wed ye for your face alone."

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  • "I want his lairdship to take the lad on as stable lad," she went on.

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  • "I'd a bit of a favor to ask his lairdship," the old lady went on.

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  • Now his worship, the new laird, husbanded this his estate so providently well and prudently, that in less than fourteen days he wasted and dilapidated all the certain and uncertain revenue of his lairdship for three whole years.

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  • “I wuss ye joy, sir, of the head seat, and the white loaf, and the braid lairdship.

    Wandering Willie’s Tale

  • “I wuss ye joy, sir, of the head seat and the white loaf and the brid lairdship.

    Wandering Willie’s Tale

  • And my freedom's my lairdship nae monarch daur touch. [dare]

    Robert Burns How To Know Him

  • They talked of affairs, particular and general, of Ian's late proceedings and the lairdship of Alexander, of men and places that they knew away from this countryside.

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