Lord

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See also: LORD, lord, Lords, and Lord's

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A translation of the Latin term used in the Vulgate, Dominus (translating the Septuagint's κύριος). Attested since the late Old English period (as hlaford).

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Lord (plural Lords)

  1. (used absolutely in monotheism: the Lord) God
  2. (Christianity) (especially in Our Lord) Jesus Christ
  3. (Wicca) The Horned God.
    • 2002, A. J. Drew, Wicca for Couples: Making Magick Together, page 89
      ...and our Lord as Master, Father, and Sage.
    • 2003, A. J. Drew, Patricia Telesco, God/Goddess: Exploring and Celebrating the Two Sides of Wiccan Deity, page 38
      In respect to our Lord (God), these are the less known Master, Father, and Sage.
  4. (in the plural) The House of Lords.

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  • When used to refer to God/Christ, "Lord" is sometimes written in all capital letters as "LORD", or in all small capitals as "LORD", or with an initial capital followed by small capitals as "LORD".

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Lord (plural Lords)

  1. A British aristocratic title used as a form of address for a marquess, earl or viscount; the usual style for a baron; a courtesy title for a younger son of a duke or marquess
  2. The rendering of comparable (especially feudal) aristocratic ranks elsewhere (e.g. marquis, count)
  3. A title for certain high officials and dignitaries such as Lord Mayor; a title for a British Anglican (arch)bishop whose see entitled to a seat in the House of Lords
  4. Elected president of a festival.
  5. (Wicca) A high priest

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  • Oxford English Dictionary Online, Oxford University Press, 2008.