Lords Spiritual

noun
the clergy in France and the heads of the church in Britain
Syn: ↑first estate
Regions:
Hypernyms: ↑estate of the realm, ↑estate, ↑the three estates

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  • lords spiritual — n. the archbishops and bishops who are members of the British House of Lords * * * n [pl] the 26 senior bishops of the Church of England who are members of the British House of Lords. * * * …   Universalium

  • Lords spiritual — ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ the bishops in the House of Lords …   English terms dictionary

  • lords spiritual — n. the archbishops and bishops who are members of the British House of Lords …   English World dictionary

  • Lords Spiritual — The Lords Spiritual of the United Kingdom, also called Spiritual Peers, are the 26 clergymen of the established Church of England who serve in the House of Lords along with the Lords Temporal. The established Church of Scotland, which is… …   Wikipedia

  • Lords spiritual — Lord Lord, n. [OE. lord, laverd, loverd, AS. hl[=a]ford, for hl[=a]fweard, i. e., bread keeper; hl[=a]f bread, loaf + weardian to look after, to take care of, to ward. See {Loaf}, and {Ward} to guard, and cf. {Laird}, {Lady}.] 1. One who has… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lords Spiritual — Lords Spir|i|tu|al, the the ↑bishops and ↑archbishops (=priests of high rank) in the Church of England who are members of the ↑House of Lords →↑Lords Temporal, The …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Lords spiritual — plural noun the bishops in the House of Lords …   English new terms dictionary

  • lords spiritual — The archbishops and bishops who have seats in the house of lords …   Black's law dictionary

  • lords spiritual — Those bishops and archbishops who are members of the English house of lords …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • lords spiritual — bishops, cardinals …   English contemporary dictionary

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