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  • n. Plural form of earldom.


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  • Upon Rham’s death in 237 OD, the five duchies became three again, though yet more earldoms and baronies propagated with each generation.

    The Codex Continual » Kharndam Guide: The Phendarm Protectorates

  • To appease his uncles, cousins, and younger siblings, King Rham crafted five different duchies instead of the original three set by Phendarm (for Rham’s four brothers and a royal duchy around the capitol) and more than a score of earldoms among them.

    The Codex Continual » Kharndam Guide: The Phendarm Protectorates

  • Charles of Burgundy, Flanders, and Lorraine, Duke of seven dukedoms, Count of seventeen earldoms, I bid you defiance; and declare war against you in the name of the Confederated Cantons, and such others as shall adhere to them.

    Anne of Geierstein

  • Viking earldoms also were the Orkneys, Faroes, and Shetlands.

    The Story of the Volsungs

  • As a kid I always loved flipping through the historical atlas my Dad had, partic. at the maps of the Holy Roman Empire, and in other eras when the earldoms and duchies outnumbered nationalist entities.

    2006 June | Goblin Mercantile Exchange

  • It did not matter to them that he had created duchies and earldoms and marquisates out of air in Louisiana and made himself the duke of Arkansas.


  • Then her mind ran away to baronies and earldoms, and she was lost in the coming glories of the boy whose faults had already nearly engulfed her in his own ruin.

    The Way We Live Now

  • By the eighth of December, Boleyn had his earldom ... earldoms in fact, for he was not only named earl of Ormonde, to which title he had some family claim, but earl of Wiltshire as well.

    This Scepter'd Isle

  • ‘Her husband left her two earldoms, but it is all that remains of her broad lands, for they have been torn from her by a young earl, because she would not marry him.’

    The Lilac Fairy Book

  • Under the pressure of the king, the estates passed a law by the terms of which all earldoms, baronies, and other large fiefs should revert to the crown.

    h. Scandinavia


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