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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).

Lord, n. Also: lorde, loird(e, loyrd(e, (lourd, lard). [ME. and e.m.E. lord(e (14th c.), contracted f. earlier. midl. and south. ME. lover(e)d, lowerd, lhoaverd, hlouerd, also 14–15th c. ME. (? north.) louerde (Thornton Morte Arth.).This doublet of Lard n.1 was already well established in Sc. use from as early as the 14th c … and it appears to have existed from about the same time in north. ME. also. It seems doubtful whether it is to be explained as an adoption (like the 15th c. Sc. adoption of Bote n.2 beside the native Bate n.1) from midl. or south. ME. where it is phonologically regular. or perh. rather as having some special phonological explanation possibly connected with the medial v in the earlier uncontracted laverd (Laverd n.), loverd. If the latter explan. is correct, doubtless the existence of the same form lord in general Eng. use had some ‘reinforcing’ effect.]The differentiation in use from Lard n.1 dates only from the 15th c.

I. One who exercises dominion in some respect.

1. The head or master of a household or business establishment; the master of a slave or servant or of retainers.(1) 1375 Barb. i. 245.
He that thryll is … All that he has enbandownyt is Till hys lord
Ib. ii. 11. Ib. xiii. 232.
Quhen thai [the camp-followers] wist … That thair lordis … On thair fais assemblit war
a1400 Leg. S. x. 376.
For to wed His lordis wyfe & bring to bed
14.. Burgh Laws lxxi in c1420 Bute MS.
Nane sall hafe in his ovyn ma servandis na iiii the maystir and twa servandis & a knafe. The lorde of the ovyn sal hafe syndry tymys a halpeny twa servandis i d. a knafe a ferthyng
14.. Acts I. 27/2.
Gif he be passyt to the burgh for bying of the lordis mette wyth quham he duellis
c1420 Ratis R. 1009.
Gyf thou be set to serue a lorde [sic] Thinkand to have sum gret rauard
1456 Hay I. 197/15.
A bonde suld nocht do for his lord … dedely syn
c1460 Wisd Sol. (S.T.S.) 363. c1500-c1512 Dunb. xv. 42. 1552–3 Balcarres P. 312.
The first tyme I come in France I was orderit with the lordis dochteris
1567 G. Ball. 83.
Na wicht can serue twa lordis I wis
1637 Rutherford Lett. (1675) 164.
So I saw the fair face of the lord of the house, it would still my … love-sick desires
(2) 14.. Acts I. 60/2.
That the erlis baronis and frehaldaris … leif as masteris and lordis [L. ut domini] apon thair awne landis rentis aud fermis
1456 Hay II 16/15.
Unworthy war he suld be a lord or a maister that knew never quhat it is to be a servand
a1538 Abell 109 b.
Amang the laif of documentis that serwandis suld tak ane is at thai suld be faithfull to thare maistir or lord
c 1542 Misc. Bann. C. I. 14. c1590 Fowler II. 74/10.
Sua that men changeth very willinglye there lords and maisters hoping to better there conditioun
(3) 1456 Hay l. 294/19.
That he suld be lord and syre of all the houshalde

b. transf. or fig. One who has the mastery or control of anything. 1456 Hay I. 79/14.
Quod sapiens dominabitur astris, The wys man is lord of the sternis
1513 Doug. ii. vi. 61.
Our al the cite … The Grekis now ar lordis but ony fors

2. a. A woman's husband. c1400 Troy-bk. ii. 45.
Menelayus that whyle wes Hyr [Helen's] lord
Ib. 2034.
Thai [sc. women] tuke eftir … A sempler … Na thare lord & of les degre
c1420 Wynt. v. 3931.
Scho sayd … tell hyr lord, ‘Yhe suld [etc.]’
Ib. 5023.
Before hyr lorde the empryoure
1456 Hay II. 128/30.
And mare plesand till her lordis sicht the quhilk suld mary hir
a1500 Henr. Orph. 82.
Scho … Said, ‘Welcome. lord and luf, schir Orpheus’
1492 Myll Spect. 289/31 (Asl.).
On hire lordis graif
a1500 Seven S. 1361. 1513 Doug. iii. v. 122. 1549 Compl. 3/20. c1550 Lynd. Meldrum 865.
Ane lustie ladie … Quhais lord was deid schort tyme befoir
Ib. 966.
My lord and ȝe wes neir of kyn

b. A dog's master. a1500 Seven S. 471.
The grewhound quhen he saw the knycht Waikly rais … His lord full hartlie couth he fawne
1513 Doug. viii. viii. 18.

3. The person to whom others owe service and obedience as prince or sovereign, captain or leader, chief or superior. Also transf.See also sense 30 below. and Lege Lord n.(1) 1375 Barb. vii. 58 (E).
The King a gud archer had, And quhen his lord he saw sna stad [etc.]
Ib. ix. 66.
For folk for owtyn capitane .sall nocht be all sa gud … As thai a lord had thaim to leid
Ib. xiv. 184.
Thai tauld thair lordis … That Scottis men semyt to be Worthi
Ib. 223. Ib. xvii. 345. 1390–1 Acts I. 216/2.
I require yow … as my lorde & my kyng … that [etc.]
?1438 Alex. ii. 2935, 3162. c1420 Wynt. vii. 99.
The knycht … sayd his lord [sc. the King] mycht wyth the lawe Hym … bathe hang and drawe
Ib. iv. 2458. c1450-2 Howlat 366.
Tharwith … He bure a lyon as lord … .Riche rampand as roye
Ib. 530. 1456 Hay I. 55/23.
Thus was it ordanyt … that all maner of man … brocht his armoure to the lordis of Romaynis in the palace
Ib. 66/7.
Quhen the principale lord and prince cummys, all jurisdictioun of jugis subordynate cessis
c1475 Wall. iv. 37.
Thocht a subiet in deid wald pas his lord
a1500 Henr. III. 127/37.
Thocht thow be lord attouir the laif
Id. Fab. 2680. a1500 Gol. & Gaw. 429. a1500 Seven S. 361. c1500-c1512 Dunb. G. Targe 229.
Be this the lord of wyndis, wyth wodenes, God Eolus his bugill blew
1533 Boece iii. ii. 91 b.
Romanis pridefully stiling thame self lordis of the warld
a1568 Scott i. 77.
The wickit pastouris … Licence for luchrie fra thair lord [sc. the bishop] belangit To gif indulgence
a1598 Ferg. Prov. (1641) No. 652.
New lords, new laws
1617 Welcome to K. James 110 in Fugitive Poetry I.
Thou art our lord, our kyndlie King, our Prince
(2) 1456 Hay I. 41/15.
Quhen thai began to grow in grete riches … ilkane desyrit to be lord and maister
Ib. 69/2. Ib. 173/11.
For he is his lord and maister, ay quhill he have payit him or acordit with him
1540–1 Macritchie Gypsies 38.
[He] caussis certane oure lieges … to … tak thair part aganis the said Johnne thair lord and maister
1558 Q. Kennedy in Misc. Wodrow Soc. 136.
The devyll possessit the hart of Judas to betrais his lorde and maister
c1590 Fowler II. 76/19.
He must … extinguish inteirlye the whole blood … off there precedent lord and former maister
(3) 1456 Hay I. 42/3.
Sa was Romulus all hale lord and syre
c1460 Alex. (Taym.) 2901.
The duke Balyse that gouerned all the toun As lord and syre
(4) transf. 1490 Irland Mir. I. 120/27.
The prince of prid, lord of all iniquite and myrknes
c1590 J. Stewart II. 92/458.
The lord of luife quho birns me all in fyre

4. A vassal's feudal lord, to whom he owes homage or fealty. Also fig.See also sense 30 below. 14.. Acts I. 9/2.
Of a man fundyn wythoutin lord
Ib. 71/2. Ib. 338/2.
Gif ony [burgess] cumis til ane other lorde than the King gevand him anwell rent
c1420 Wynt. vii. 1568.
The Kyng off Frawns, Hys lord be detfull alegeawns
?1438 Alex. i. 780. 1420 (1430) Reg. Great S. 30/1.
And the forsaid Michel is oblist to his forsayd lord to kepe the forsaid castel till hys forsaidis lordis behuf
1442 Foulis Chart. (Reg. H.) 18 Jan.
Giff it happin me … to brek my manrent … to my forsaide lorde
1456 Hay I. 126/13.
Quhethir sall thai obeye to thair king or to thair lord
Ib. 129/28.
Bot gif he commyttit the vice of ingratitude agaynis his naturale lord of the fee
Ib. 294/12.
That the first borne suld nocht [sic] be chef lord of all the lave
1456 Misc. Bann. C. III. 97.
My lord Erl of Ros … beand gud lord … to my barnes [etc.]
1493 Douglas Chart. 139.c1475 Wall. viii. 45. 1490 Irland Mir. I. 59/9.
God maid the man last … to be heretare and lord vndir him of all corporale creaturis
Ib. 124/36. 1496 Acta Conc. II. 29.
The lordis ordanis that ane exempcione be gevin to this lord [supra Wilȝeam Tyrie … to call his lard, … the sade lard] for his men of househald … quhilk war his men before the tyme of this debait
1497 Acta Conc. II. 77.
The complaynt made be Thomas Harwod, ane tennand … under Wilyeam lord Ruthven … that quhare … he was in his lordis erandis [etc.]
1513 Doug. vi. ix. 175.
Tha not eschamyt thar promys to forswer, Brekand lawte plight in thar lordys hand
1549–50 Wemyss Chart. 178.
To … defend the said Johnne Wemys … as ane gude lord aucht and suld his seruand
c1575 Balfour Pract. 282.
Gif ony man … persew ony actioun … pertening to his lordis court befoir ony uther judge
Ib. 571.

b. The overlord or feudal superior of a fief.Also chefe lord, Chefe a. (2), and Ovirlord n. 14.. Reg. Maj. lx (MS. 25, 4, 15, fol. 26).
How that the spous off the first borne sister sal mak humagis to the lord of the fee [infra the cheff lord of the fee, thar ourlorde] for him self & his wifis sisteris
Ib. lxvii (fol. 28).
The ayris … may halde thaim in thar heretagis … althocht forsuth the lordis may the fee with the heretagis in thar handis tak

5. The feudal landlord or proprietor of a landed estate: see also sense 21. Also Landis-lord. b. Also said of a king, prince or great lord with respect to his realm or seigneury.Lord of (the) regalité, regall, see the latter nouns.(1) 14.. Acts I. 11/2.
Gif the lord of the land geyffis bidding [etc.]
1457 Ib. II. 50/2.
Na man duellande within burghe be fundyn in manrent … bot with the King … or with the lorde of the burghe
1472 Edinb. B. Rec. I. 25.
The hors to be the lord of the groundis
c1475 Wall. vii. 891.
Schir Jhon Ramsay that rychtwys ayr was borne Off Ouchterhous and othir landis was lord [1570, landis lord]
Ib. 1259. 1546 Reg. Privy C. I. 27.
That na maner of tennentis mak ony convocatioun … for resistence to thair lordis of the ground, thair ballies and officiaris
1609 Skene Reg. Maj. i. 73.
And she be the dochter of ane frie man and not of the lord of the village [L. dominus villae]
(2) 1424 Acts II. 4/2.
[Taxes on corn specified,] and this of all corn that is now in hous or in stak the lordis purviance to thar houshald allanerly outtane
1450 Antiq. Aberd. & B. III. 135.
The quhilk [tenants] sal mak service to the lordis miln and smithy … and sal ever soyt to the lordis courtis
1468 Lindores A. 163. 1469 Acts II. 96/2. a1500 Henr. Fab. 1302.
The pure is peillit, the lord may do na mis, And simonie is haldin for na sin
1513 Doug. viii. Prol. 47 (Sm.).
Sum schippart slayis the lordis scheip and sais he is a sant
b. (1) c1420 Wynt. vii. 2964.
For that Besat wes halyly Lord that tyme off that barowny
Ib. viii. 2777.
Thai … haldis this land agayne resown And yhe [sc. Bruce] tharoff full lord suld be
1456 Hay I. 207/24.
Gif thai lordis of the justice defendis maliciously the ref, … ȝit suld a prince or he geve lettre of power to tak mark, he suld wryte to the lord of that place or to the justice
Ib. 214/27.
The Pape [is] verray lord of the patrymoyne of haly kirk
a1500 Gol. & Gaw. 48.
Ask leif at the lord yone landis suld leid That [etc.]
c1475 Wall. x. 963.
The worthy duk [who] off Orliance was lord
c1500 Fyve Bestes 270.
Gif ȝe be lord and rewlar of this land
c1550 Lynd. Meldrum 359.
Than send the lord [D'Aubigny] out throw the land, And gat ane hundreth hors fra hand
1581 Sempill Sat. P. xliii. 68.
To Lydia land she maid him lord and aire
1596 Dalr. II. 249/3.
Irland, of quhilke ground the kingis of Ingland only lordes war callet affore
(2) ?1438 Alex. ii. 3352.
Of Gaudefere … That lord and sire of Calde is
c1420 Wynt. iv. 588.
The Kyng Amprityre Off Sythy bath lord and syre
Ib. 2385. Ib. v. 4806, etc. 1535 Stewart 26636.
Of tha landis tha maid him lord and syre
c1460 Alex. (Taym.) 730.
I knaw rycht weill a thing, Off Aridanis that thow art lord and king

c. A landlord, landowner, territorial magnate.(1) 14.. Acts I. 11/2.
Of passing thruch lordis [L. alicuius domini] landis but leif
c1420 Wynt. i. Prol. 60 (W).
Albeid his lordschip be nocht like To gretare lordis in the kinrik
Ib. viii. 2588 (R).
Yhe ar all cummyn … Off lordis off fe and herytage
1424 Acts II. 7/2. 1426 Ib. 13/2.
That euer ilk lorde hafande landis beȝonde the Mownth in the quhilk landis … thare was castellis
1438 Ib. 32/1. 1447 (1451) Reg. Great S. 106/2.
Gif … the said landis be destroit, the forsaide lady oblisis her to inlow to the said Alex. … as uthir lordis inlowis to thair tenandis on four half aboute
1457 Acts II. 49/2. a1500 Henr. Fab. 2755.
O thow greit lord that riches hes and rent, Thow art ane uolf
Ib. 2735. c1475 Wall. vii. 630.
Eduuard gaiff him [Makfadȝan] bath Argill and Lorn, … In Ingland than he was new maid lord
1481 Acts II. 139/1. a1500 Prestis of Peblis 297.
And ȝour lordis fra thar tennendis be pure Of gold in kist … has na cure
1503 Acts II. 244/1.
Tuiching the bandis of the lordis & frehaldaris of the realme for thar propir landis [etc.]
1513 Doug. viii. Prol. 84. 1515 Acta Conc. MS. XXVII. 82.
The lordis and heidis men of Cliddisdale
a1570-86 Maitland Maitl. F. xxi. 9.
Lordis lattis thair kitchingis cule And drawis thame to the abbay
1623 Perth Kirk S. MS. May 26.
Ane hesp of ȝearne quhilk thairefter scho cuttit in ix peiceis and ȝeirdit in thrie lordis landis
1685 Dunlop P. III. 10.
We delyvered the lords proprietors [sc. of South Carolina] letters to Collonell West
(2) 14.. Acts I. 338/2.
Gif ony purches a lord duelland to landwart to cum to the court of the burgh
1520 (c 1580) Edinb. B. Rec. I. 201.
Without the toun haue inymetie of outland lordis
1615 Aberd. B. Rec. II. 322.
[The council] perambulat the … marches of the commoun landis of the friedome of the said burgh, distinguisching the samen fra outlandis lordis landis

d. Lord of one's awin : Possessor of one's own property; also, one who has full or independent ownership or control of one's property, not as a vassal or steward. c1420 Ratis R. 1379.
Ay the eldar that thow bee The mar the vyce [Covetousness] encouerys thé, And makis thé bot a kepar knawin Quhar thow suld lord be of thin awin
a1500 Gol. & Gaw. 147.
To mak you lord of your avne me think it grete skill
a1500 Rauf C. 128.
To mak me lord of my awin
c1475 Wall. viii. 28.
Als fre I am in this regioun to ryng, Lord off myn awne, as enir was prince or king

6. A prince, magnate, great man, more generally.Also kirk-lord prelate: see Kirk n. 11 (2). 1375 Barb. xvi. 30 (E).
And twa lordys of gret bounte, The tane the Stewart … , The tothyr James of Douglas, Wardanys in his absence maid he
a1400 Leg. S. Prol. 13.
Thar-for tho lordis suld nocht [sa] wirke That steris landis & haly kirke
14.. Acts I. 55/2.
Of gret lordis [L. De magnatibus] to do rycht of mysdoaris
c1420 Wynt. v. 3123.
Quhen that it makys apperens, Dede off lordys or hungyr sare … That the comete signyfyis
Ib. vii. 227. 1456 Hay II. 14/18, 19.
A man is nocht a lord suppos he have never sa mekle of warldly gudis, bot he is a lord that has seignoury and jurisdictioun apon othir men
1461 Liber Plusc. I. 385.
And euiry man a lord desyris to be, Quhilk has na lest
c1460 Thewis Wysmen 462, 3.
Thai wyll correk al gouernowris, All lordis and thar consalouris, And euir raprewand lordis latis
a1500 Henr. Fab. 1493. c1475 Wall. vii. 396 f. a1500 Lanc. 745.
Ten kingis with other lordis sere
c1515 Asl. MS. I. 211/23.
Rais aganis him fyve of the gretest lordis of all Yngland, that is to saye … the … duke of Glocistere [etc.]
c1500-c1512 Dunb. iv. 33.
He spairis no lord for his piscence
c1550 Lynd. Meldrum 620.
Thair wes than ane ambassadour, Ane lord, ane man of greit honour
a1570-86 Maitland Maitl. F. clxxv. 12.
Thocht ȝe heff serwit mony ane ȝeir Ane lord one ȝour awen cost and geir
1581 Sempill Sat. P. xliii. 193.
Aganis grit lordis committing small offence

b. A nobleman, a gentleman of rank or position, a member of the nobility.Freq. opposed to lad, loun etc., q.v. for further examples. 1375 Barb. iii. 503.
And all the lordis that war thar Rycht ioyfull off thar meting war
Ib. xi. 311 (E). Ib. xix. 577.
The cry Ras … That lord and othyr war on ster
?1438 Alex. ii. 8555. c1420 Wynt. iii. 756.
Quhare that he wend for tyll have sene Lordys cled in red and grene, Knychtys, ladyis and squyerys
Ib. vi. 1057.
He had twa lordys at lare … Schyr Oto the fyrst empryoure And Robert that kyng wes … Off Frawns
Ib. viii. 1910.
The Byschape off Glasgw, Robert a lord off gret wertu
1423 (1430) Reg. Great S. 30/2.
Quharfor til al lordis our frenddis … we [sc. the Earl of Douglas] byd … that [etc.]
1447 Newbattle MSS. (Somerville).
Oblysyt tyl ane worchypful lorde [sc. Lord Somerville] that [etc.]
c1450-2 Howlat 281. 1456 Hay II. 17/12.
The knaulage … writtin in bukis … sa that ignorant ȝong lordis barnis mycht first lere the science
a1500 Gol. & Gaw. 1065. c1475 Wall. xi. 230.
A lord off court … Wnwisytly sperd, … ‘Wallace, dar ye [etc.]?’
Ib. x. 1079, xi. 37. a1500 Prestis of Peblis 258 (Asl.).
The quhilkis lordis … Thar langage laid apon ane agit lord
1478 Acts II. 119/2.
To send certane lordis in ambassiate to the King of Ingland
a1500 Seven S. 370.
The tovne lordis that couth him meit Grat for sorowe
c1500-c1512 Dunb. Tua Mar. W. 36.
And of thir faire wlonkes tua weddit war with lordis
1535 Stewart 28145. c1550 Lynd. Meldrum 1519.c1550 Id. Test. Meldrum 15. 1567 Sat. P. vii. 42.
Quhat lordis hart culd luik on this and lest?
a1578 Pitsc. I. 176/24, 240/28, 268/26, etc. 1663 Mackenzie Aff. 89.
As a noble lord will here justify

c. In various complimentary formulæ, in apposition to a nobleman's title or designation.Cf. sense 31 b. 1398 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 38.
Throw myghti princis and lordis the dukis of Rothesay and of Langcastre
1410 Ib. No. 75.
Betwekis ane excellent and a mychty prince Robert Duc of Albanie … and a noble lord his sone Jone Stewart Erle of Bouchane … and a richt worschipful and mychty lord Sir Archebald Erle of Douglas lord of Galway and of Anandirdale
1420 Reg. Great S. 69/1. 1431 Liber Melros 521. 1434 Raine North Durham App. 63. 1435 Antiq. Aberd. & B. IV. 189.
Betuen an honorabil and michti lord schir Robert of Erskyn lord of that ilke … and a worthi lord Alexander of Forbes knicht lord of that ilk
1439 Acts II. 55/1.
And the signet of a hye and michti lord Willam erl of Douglas … , the seele of a noble lord schir Alexander lord of Gordon procurit be the lord of Crechton chancellar of Scotland
1465 Athole Chart. I. No. 37.
Betuix ane honorabil and nobill lorde John erll of Athole on the ta part and Alexander Robertson lord of Strowane on the tother part
1485 Antiq. Aberd. & B. III. 137.
Thir indenturis maid … betuix nobil and michtie lordis George, Erle of Rothes, and Wilyeam, Erle of Erol
1512 Elphinstone Mun. 18. c1500-c1512 Dunb. vii. Title.
Ane right noble victorius & myghty lord Barnard Stewart lord of Aubigny [etc.]
1571 Misc. Abbotsf. C. 32. 1576 Glasgow B. Rec. I. 50.
Be ane noble and potent lord, Robert lord Boyde prouest of Glasgw
1599 Ayr Chart. 4. 1632 Cullen B. Ct. MS. 6 June.

d. Referring to a nobleman previously designated, as the said lord etc. 1409 Exch. R. IV. ccx.
It is acordit betvix the saide lordis that [etc.]
Ib. ccxii.
The seelis of the saide lorde the Duc and of the saide Erle
c1420 Wynt. viii. 2799.
Thus thir twa lordis [sc. Bruce and Comyn] accordyt are
1439 Acts II. 55/2.
And ane noble lord schir Robert lord of Erskyne, … to the said lord of Erskyne, … but stopyng to the said lord to perseu his richt
1449–50 Reg. Great S. 68/2.
At the ordinance … of the said lord erle of Douglas
1456 Liber Aberbr. 89. 1523 Mar & Kellie MSS. 13.
Except the lordis befoir nemmit
1533 Acta Conc. Public Aff. 404. 1546 Reg. Privy C. I. 35. 1576 Glasgow B. Rec. I. 53.
Ane new commissioun to be gevin to the said noble and potent lorde [Lord Boyd] of the provestrie
1586 Misc. Spald. C. IV. 235. 1626 Garden Worthies 63.
For her [the country's] loss of such a lord [sc. the Earl of Cassillis] now leam'd

7. plur. The nobles or lay magnates of a kingdom (commonly, the Scottish kingdom), collectively. Freq. our lordis, the lordis.Also b. applied to specific sections or factions of the nobles. Lordis of (the) Congregatioun. see Congregatioun n. 3.(1) 1375 Barb. i. 277.
Off the lordis sum thai slew
Ib. xx. 158.
His lettres … send he For the lordis of his cuntre
Ib. 161.
His testament than has he maid Befor bath lordis and prelatis
c1475 Wall. viii. 624.
To gyff battaill the lordis [sc. of England] couth nocht consent Les [etc.]
a1500 Prestis of Peblis 439.
This nobil King, … His lordis honourit him efter thair degrie, The husbands [etc.] … , The kirk [etc.] … , The burges sones [etc.]
Ib. 66. c1420 Wynt. ix. 892 (W). 1496 Acta Conc. II. 7.
His hienes being personaly present togidder with a gret part of his prelatis and lordis
1497 Treas. Acc. I. 362.
To Johne Bissait … passand with the Kingis lettrez to warne the lordis to the grete connsale, to the Westland [etc.]
1535 Stewart 55466.
Sone efter syne … The lordis all … Convenit hes [supra How the Scottis lordis convenit] … to cheis ane king
a1570-86 Maitland Maitl. F. xcvi. 41.
I speik this to the lordis on bayth the sydis
Id. Ib. xcviii. 12.
It is the caus of oure calamite Amang ȝou lordis the grit inemete
1563-1570 Buch. Wr. 52.
Vnder hoip to be ane gude instrument of concord amangis the lordis
1572-5 Diurn. Occurr. 3. a1578 Pitsc. I. 242/19. 1596 Glasgow Prot. VIII. Pref. xvii.
Sempill Warning title. The inordinat desyre quhilk the lordis … had and yit hes to the kirk rentes
(2) c1475 Wall. i 73.
To Balȝoune ȝhit our lordis wald nocht consent
a1570-86 Maitland Maitl. F. ci. 50.
Allace, it is ane cairfull cace That oure lordis can not aggre
b. (1) 1559 Edinb. B. Rec. III. 46.
Ane nowbill … lord Patrik lord Ruthwen, Jhone Sandelandis of Calder younger, dirrect frome the lordis of the congregatioun [etc.]
1572-5 Diurn. Occurr. 270.
The lordis of the congregatioun ischit furth
(2) 1558-66 Knox I. 275.
Immediatlie after the subscriptioun of this foirsaid band the lordis and barons professing Christ Jesus conveined … in counsall
(3) 1547 Reg. Privy C. I. 71.
Johne maister Maxwell, lard of Lochinver [etc.] … with the rest of the lordis and gentile men of Gallaway and Nethysdaile
1570 Edinb. B. Rec. III. 271.
The writing send to thame be the erllis of Huntlie Argyle Athole and lordis of the west countre
1570–1 Ib. 282.
In case the lordis for the Quenis pairt … wald resort thairto … with forces
a1578 Pitsc. I. 177/16.
Bot gif he wald bind him self into the lordis consallis that was his inputtaris

c. plur. The (English House of) Lords.1644 Baillie II. 130, 133, etc.

8. spec. A ‘lord of Parliament’.a. A member of the class of great landowners, as dukes, earls and certain of the greater barons or ‘lords’ (see b below). whose attendance at Parliaments or General Councils was reserved in the Act of 1428 and who were appointed to receive individual summons by precept, as distinguished from the lesser barons and freeholders who were excused personal attendance: for further examples see Lard n.1 3 c (1) and (3).b. Further spec. An important baron below the rank of earl (and thus originally entitled only ‘lord’ as in sense 21) who was among those whose attendance at Parliament by personal writ of summons was reserved in this way, and who, from c 1450, now normally received the title ‘lord’ as in sense 22 a (but cf. also, for the later ‘lords of erection’, sense 21). Such ‘lords’ thus constituted a new rank of the titled nobility of Scotland, below the earls but above the lesser barons or ‘lairds’ (Lard n.1 3, and see sense 21 below). Admission to this rank, with its personal duty or right of attendance at Parliament and its accompanying dignity, was now normally by formal creation or erection and was hereditary. Also lord baron.See further R. S. Rait The Parliaments of Scotland (1924) 178 f., and cf. sense 11 (1). 1445 Acts II. 59/1.
[Ac ipsum Jacobum (lord of Hamilton) ante dictum dominum nostri parliamenti hereditarie creamus et nominamus
1487 Ib. 181/2.]
Johannes Drummond de Cargill effectus fuit dominus parliamenti et in futurum nominaudus dominus Drummond, Robertus de Crechtoun de Sanquhar etiam [etc.] … nominandus dominus Crechtoun de Sanquhar, … et dominus Willelmus Ruthven de eodem [etc.] … nominandus de cetero dominus de Ruthven
1491 Ib. 228/1.
Our souerane lord … has create … schir James Ogilby of Arely knycht in barone and banrent & lord of his parliament and he and his airis to be callit & nominat lord Ogilby of Arely in all tyme tocum
c1515 Asl. MS. I. 243/1 [see sense 21 (1)]. 1581 Acts III. 234/2, 235/1. 1585 Ib. 421/1.
[The King] makis the said Fraunces ane knycht and lord of his parliament and erll of Erroll and constable of his realme
1606 Chart. Coupar A. II. 219.a. (1) 1426 Acts II. 9/1.
To the articulis present be the saide lorde the King to the prelatis mychty lordis of the parliament erlis & baronis
a1500 Prestis of Peblis 113.
And quhy ȝe lordis of my parliament I haue gart cum
1494 Loutfut MS. 121 a.
Thair suld nan be callit a baroun be the wse of othir realmys bot he that war banrent & lord of the parliament and at had place & voce in the parliament hous
1537 Lynd. Depl. Magd. 123.
Syne the greit lordis of the parliament, With mony knychtlie barroun and banrent
1587 Acts III. 509/2.
That all frehalders of the King vnder the degre of prelattis and lordis of parliament be warnit be proclamatioun to be present at the chesing of the saidis commissioners
1593 Ib. IV. 34/1.
That the noblemen lordis of his hienes parliament salbe of his hienes privie counsaill
1606 Reg. Privy C. VII. 167.
The escheit of a commoun man, … of a barroun, … of a lord of Parliament
c1612 Skene Memor. Scot. 16. 1641 Acts V. 390/1.
It being questioned whither any lord of parliament should give place to otheres that are not lordis of parliament at publict or private meetingis
(2) 1426 Acts II. 13/1.
Thir ar the articulis … determynit be oure souerane lorde … and certane lordis prelatis banrentis baronis frehaldaris and wismen chosyn thairto of the hail consale of the thre estatis
1429 Ib. 18/1.
That na man sal weir clathis of silk … bot allanerly knychtis and lordis of ijc merkis at the lest of ȝerly rent
1482 Ib. 141/2.
To declar quhat lordis or persons … has power to hald courtis of purprusioun
1515 Acta Conc. in Sc. Hist. Rev. XVIII. 160.
That the lord Drummond refusit the xl dais of privelege that all lordis and barounis aucht to have
c1552 Lynd. Mon. 5706.
Ȝe lordis and barronis, more and les, That ȝour pure tennantis dois oppres
1567 Sc. Hist. Rev. XXXIV. 92 n.
[To] compeir in the tolbuyth of Edinburcht … befoir our soueranes magesteis regent and utheris lordis of nobillite of this his realme thair convenit
1572-5 Diurn. Occurr. 61.
For the lordis, my lord duke [etc.]
1593 Acts IV. 18/1 [see Law-borowis n. 1 (1)]. ?1549 Monro W. Isles (1961) 102.
In this ile thair conveinit 14 of the Iles best barons, that is to say, four greatest of the nobles callit lords, to wit Mcgillane of Doward [etc.], … Thir four barons forsaid might be callit lords & were haldin as lords at sic time
1633 Lithgow Poet. Rem. 91. 1558-66 Knox II. 561.
Bothwell refused him, saying, That he was not a peer of the kingdom, as he was; then sundry lords would have gone to fight with Bothwell; but the Lord Lindsey namely, who said to the rest of the lords and gentlemen [etc.]
a 1650 Buchanan's Hist. MS. Index (Edinb. Univ. Lib. *R. 20/12).
Regulus a lord, sometimes any great nobleman
1657 Balfour Ann. III. 170. 1660 Mercurius Caledonius Dec. 31.
The commissioners for the severall burghs, … after them the barrons, … next the lords in their robes
b. (1) 1428 Acts II. 15/1.
That the smal baronis & fre tenandis nede nocht to cum to parliamentis nor general consalys … , All bischoppis abbotis priors dukis erlis lordis of parliament & banrentis the quhilkis the King wil, be reseruit & summonde to consalis & to parliamentis be his special precep
1449–50 Ib. 39/1. 1445 Ib. 59/2.]
[Duncano Patricio Willielmo Harberto et Alexandro de Cambell Graham Sommerveil Maxwell et Montgomerie et parliamenti nostri dominis
1457 Ib. 49/1.
Anentis the habitis of erlis and lordis of parliament commissaris of burowis and men of lawe
1466 Ib. 85/2 [see Law-borowis n.1 (1)]. 1488 Ib. 207/1.
That ane honorabill ambaxiate be send … that is to say ane bischop ane erle or ane lord of parliament a clerk a knycht [etc.]
(2) 1502 Treas. Acc. II. 145.
New lettrez for Denmark to the Erlis of Athole, Craufurd, and Merschael, and lordis in tha boundis
1531 Bell. Boece II. 345.
Forby thir thre erllis and lord foresaid thair was xxx knychtis and landit men
1546 Reg. Privy C. I. 48. 1550 Ib. 94.
Nane archbischopis, bischoppis nor erle … , na lord, abbot, prioris, dene … , nor na baroun nor frehaldare [etc.]
1555 Acts Sederunt i. 59.
Except archibischopis bischopis erleis lordis abbotis [etc.] … , the prouest of Edinburgh and gret lordis
1567 Acts III. 28/1. c1575 Balfour Pract. 476. 1570 Leslie 165. 1579 Reg. Privy C. III. 241.
Entres of ambassadouris, makand of knychtis, lordis and erllis
c 1570–85 Sc. Hist. Rev. XXVII. 193.
The bischops and earles that … getts na rome are placed in the second degre with the lords and others great barons, and the burgesses are placed on the other side forenent the lords, and the remanent small barons stands all on the flure
1587-99 Hume 74/198.
A lord, ane earle or a wealthie man
c 1600 Sc. Hist. Rev. XIX. 263. 1606 Reg. Privy C. VII. 214.
Every marques and erle with 24 persons … , every lord with 12 persons … every grite barron [etc.]
Ib. 173. 1621 Acts IV. 593/1.
Lordis, Forbes be the lord Elphingstoun his pror, Gray be the L. Scone his pror, [etc.]
1633 Lithgow Poet. Rem. 126.
As for lord barons, Lyndesay and Cathcart [etc.] … ; With Luce and Waghton [etc.] … Who know'th but they may lords be the next yeare? … All these bee … thy darlings … , Being religious lords … . As for my papist lords [etc.]
1640 Acts V. 297/1.
That heereftir all noblemen viz. duikis marqueisse earlis vicontis and lords shall give ther personall presence in all parliamentis
1672 Lauder Jrnl. 208.
My lord Twedale … got Yester … with the only daughter of the lord Giffart (tho my lord Lauderdale sayes he can find no record wheir ever he was a lord)

9. a. Spiritual, temporal lord.Spiritual lord, a prelate or abbot. Temporal lord, a lay magnate or, subsequently, ‘lord of Parliament’ (see sense 8), as distinguished from the prelates; latterly also = b below. Also temporall lord baron.Cf. sense 20 b. 1424 Acts II. 7/1.
Anent hospitalys … that ar fundyt be bischoppis or vthir lordis spirituale or temperale
1503 Ib. 244/2.
That it sall be leifful to euerilk lord baron & frehaldar spirituale or temperale to sett all thar landis in fewferme
1545 Reg. Privy C. I. 15. 1536 St. P. Henry VIII IV. iv. 667 in Concilia Sc. I. cxxxvii.
The kyng is nocht in to the town hym selff and werra fewe temperall lordes
1572-5 Diurn. Occurr. 61.
Vpoun the first day of August the Parliament tuke begyning and few or na lordis come to the samyn quhill the aucht day … Thir ar the names of the temporall lordis and erlis [etc.]
1578 Calderwood III. 432.
That they [sc. bishops] clame not to themselves the titles of lords temporall, nather usurpe temporall jurisdictioun
1592 Acts III. 544/2.
Exceptand … all erectionis … of sic pairtis … of the kirklandis already erectit in temporall lordschippis and baronies to sic … persounes as hes already … ressauit the honouris ordouris and estaittis of lordis of parliament be the solempne forme of belting and vtheris ceremonies … and hes sensyne enterit and sittin in parliament as temporall lordis
1606 Chart. Coupar A. II. 220.
That the said lordschip pay all taxatiounes with the temporall lordis for the said temporalite
1631 Reg. Privy C. 2 Ser. IV. 275.
The viscounts ar ranked after the erles and before the bishops, after whome ar the temporall lord barons, and after thame the officiars of estait
1633 Lithgow Poet. Rem. 96.
Should church rent Bee giv'n to temp'rall lords?
1684 Fountainhall Decis. I. 295.
A resignation is made by Drummond, Lord Matherty … of his honour and dignity of a temporal lord in favours of … his brother

b. Lord of erectioun, the holder of a temporal lordship ‘of Parliament’ (see a above and Lordschip, n. 4 c) erected out of an ecclesiastical benefice. 1617 Acts IV. 583/2.
Ony vassaill subvassaill fewair takisman of teyndis [etc.] … iustlie bundin to mak releiff to the prelate lord of erectioun patroun or other beneficeit man
1627 Reg. Privy C. 2 Ser. I. 514.
It is not our intention … to quarrell … any of the confirmed … fewes granted … unto any of the lords of erections before their erections
1633 Acts V. 27/1.
All and sundrie lands … perteining to quhatsumever abbacies [etc.] … and quhatsumever uther benefices … erected in temporall lordschipes, baronies or livings, ..reserving to such lords and titulars of erectiones … the few maills [etc.]
c1650 Spalding II. 152.
Leiving yeirlie wnder the bondage of the lordis of erectionis, or laick patronis
1649 Acts VI. ii. 717/2. 1671 Lauder Notices Affairs I. 30. 1672 Id. Jrnl. 210.
The milne about which my lord Home (who is the lo. of erection [sc. of Coldingham] now) and Renton are contending
1680 Cunningham Diary 122. 1699 Fountainhall Decis. II. 42.
That the lords of erection … are no more superiors of the kirk-lands

10. Lord (= great officer) of State. 1696 Fountainhall Decis. I. 74.
It was moved if [Lord] Saline ought to stand covered at the bar, having once been a lord of session … The lords declared they would allow it to none but the nobility, the present lords of state and such lords of the session

II. Chiefly plur. Applied collectively to members of Parliament or General Council or of the sovereign's Council or to sections or committees of these.Also occas. distributive plur. and sing.In these senses frequently embracing persons who were not ‘lords’ in many of the other senses, such as commissioners for the burghs in Parliament, or Ordinary Lords of Session as well as members of the Privy Council who were not noblemen.

11. The lordis of (the, our, his) parliament, the (also my) lordis (of the) thre estatis, of the estait, the members of Parliament collectively, the three Estates in parliament. Also once sing., = member of Parliament.Cf. sense 8.(1) ( 1389 Acts I. 194/2.
Fuit per dominos parliamenti decertum [etc.]
1429–30 Ib. II. 28/2 [see sense 21 (1)].) c1420 Wynt. viii. 272.
In Frawns to the presydentis And lordis off the parlementis … the cas all thus wrat he
1468 Acts II. 92/2.
Quhilk aris and all thingis to be done in thaim the lordis of parliament autorizes
c1475 Wall. ix. 31.
He … tuk na leiff at the lordis off the parlement; He wyst full weill thai wald nocht all consent [etc.]
1514 Acta Conc. Public Aff. 15.
Forsamekle as … we wrait to yow and to the thre estatis and lordis of our parliament to [etc.]
1528 Acts II. 326/1. 1543 Ib. 433/1.
Maister Henry Lauder aduocate to the Quenis grace allegit that the lordis of parliament mycht nocht proceid [etc.] … , the estatis of parliament … decernis that thai may proceid [etc.] … becaus [etc.]
1540 Lynd. Sat. 2525. 1592 Acts III. 531/2.
The lordis of parliament being the greit assyis of the cuntrie
(2) 1457 Acts II. 48/1.
The lordis of the thre estatis thinkis that the saidis lordis of the sessione … sulde beir thair awne costis
1540 Ib. 354/2.
My lordis commisseris & thre estatis of parliament being present for the tyme submittit him … to the Kingis gracis will
1543 Ib. 438/2.
In presens of the lordis thre estatis of parliament comperit James Erle of Arane
1640 Dumbarton B. Rec. 62.
John Sempill menit him and the said burgh to the lords and comittee of the estait at Edr
(3) sing. c1475 Wall. viii. 662.
Malcome off auld was lord off the parlyment

12. The lordis of (our, our soverane lordis, the etc.) counsail: The members of the sovereign's Council, in any of its various advisory, judicial, auditorial or executive capacities.i.e. as privy council, council in exchequer, council in session, etc.: see the more specific terms entered below.(1) 1460 Ayr Chart. 88.
Before thir lordis of our soveran lordis counsale undirwritten
1477 Reg. Episc. Brechin I. 201.
It is counsalit ws be the lordis off our counsale that [etc.]
1482–3 Acts XII. 32/1. 1488–91 Treas. Acc. I. 166. 1497 Acta Conc. II. 81. 1500 Ib. 458.
We do yow to wit that the lordis of our soverane lordis consale of this present sessione will nocht … proceid [etc.]
1504 Edinb. Chart. 188. 1508 Reg. Privy S. I. 253/1. 1514 Misc. Spald. C. IV. 19. 1518 Peebles B. Rec. I. 46.
Thai conuenit him befor the lordis of … our derrest faderis counsale and schew thar ald infeftment
1570 Leslie 136.
The lordis of the counsall maid thame to be aggryit thaireftir
(2) 1466 Acta Aud. 4/2.
The lordis of counsaile ripely avisit [etc.]
1467 Acts II. 88/2. 1476 Acta Aud. 52/1; etc. 1489 Acts II. 220/2.
That na sic giftis … sall pas … but avise … of the lordis of the said secrett consale, … To na vtheris lettrez bot sic as beis subscriuit … with the saidis lordis of consale
1493 Antiq. Aberd. & B. II. 211. 1502–3 Acta Conc. III. 197.
Our soverane lord with the advise of his lordis of consale has ordanit his cession generale to begin [etc.]
1525 Crim. Trials I. i. 129.
In presens of my lord justice and lordis of counsale
1526–7 Acta Conc. in Bk. O. Edinb. C. XI. 115.
Lordis of counsale, we are informit [etc.]
1528–9 Ib. 117.
In presens of the lords of counsale comperit James Colvile … and producit ane writing subscrivit be the Kingis henes desirand the lordis to admitt the said James to be ane of the sessioune, chekkir, generale counsale and all utheris tymis
1532–3 Acta Conc. Public Aff. 398.
The thesaurar in presens of the lordis of counsale was contentit that na proces sall pas apoun ony of the lordis of the sessioun for [etc.]
1547 Reg. Privy C. I. 73.
Forsamekle as my lord governour and lordis of counsale ar advertist that our auld inemeis [etc.]
c1575 Balfour Pract. 266.
Gif ony person … accusis ony for breking of the actis of parliament, the King and the lordis of counsall, and nane utheris, ar jugeis competent thairintill
a1633 Hope Major Pract. II. 6.
Invaders of the lords of counsall ar punishable be death
(3) distributive. 1491 Acts II. 226/2 (see sense 14 (2)).

b. Latterly chiefly = sense 14 (and next). 1540 Ayr Chart. 16.
In presens of the lordis of counsale underwrittin [sc. the lords of session]
1555 Acts II. 494/1.
Gif the partie warnit … remouis not … the warnar sall … cum to the lordis of counsall or to the schiref of the schire or vthers jugeis ordinaris
1557 Ayr Chart. 47. 1563–4 Reg. Privy C. I. 262. 1573 Ayr Chart. 109. c1575 Balfour Pract. 269; etc.
The lordis of sessioun alanerlie, … the saidis lordis of counsall
1591 Edinb. B. Rec. V. 41.
To furneis sex cuscheouns to the lords of counsall in the inner hous
1592 Acts Sederunt ii. 19.
The quhilk day the lords of counsell … continewis … all actionis [etc.]
1593 Wemyss Chart. 218. 1603 Reg. Cautions in Lawburrows (Reg. H.) I. i; etc. 1622-6 Bisset I. 130/3.
The lordis of counsall, considering that the liegis [etc.]

13. The lordis of counsail and sessioun : The full or formal designation of the judges of the Court of Session collectively: see note to next sense. ‘(The Senators of the College of Justice) pass sometimes in our statutes by the name of Lords of Council, and sometimes by that of Lords of Session. In all their extracted acts and decrees they are styled Lords of Council and Session.’ John Erskine of Carnock An Institute of the Law of Scotland in the order of Sir G. Mackenzie's Institutions of that Law (1773) i. iii. 12.(1) 1533–4 Acta Conc. Public Aff. 414.
My lord chancelar producit befor the lordis of consell and sessioun thir statutis [for approval]; … Chancelar, president, and lordis of our counsale and session [etc.]
1566–7 Reg. Privy C. I. 495.
Inhibitand the lordis of counsall and sessioun … that [etc.]
1567 Ib. 523.
The lordis of secreit counsall … requeir all and sindrie the lordis of counsall and sessioun … that thai repair … to the burgh of Edinburgh
1569 Ib. 665.
That thair … jugement be als valiabill … as gif the same wer gevin and pronunceit be the lordis of counsale and sessioun
1574 Ib. II. 354. 1590 Acts Sederunt i. 18. 1593 Acts IV. 18/1. 1609 Skene Reg. Maj. ii. 109 b.
And to the lords of counsell and session as … supreme judges
1631 Ayr Chart. 63.
As in the said chartir schawin … to the lordis of our counsall and sessioun
16.. Macfarlane's Geog. Coll. III. 76.
The lords of council & session … Of old it consisted of seven ecclesiasticks & seven laicks
1681 Stair Inst. iv. xxxvii. 4.
And therefore the lords are denominated lords of council and session
1698 J. Nisbet Decis. title.
Some decisions of the lords of council and session
(2) c1650 Spalding II. 49.
The laird Blakhall, ..ane pryme man and ane of the lordis of counsall and session

14. Lordis of (the, our, our soverane tordis, etc.) sessioun or sete: see also Sessioun n., Sete n.Also lordis at the cessioun.In the mid-15th c. the members of those Parliamentary commissions first instituted in 1424–5 (Acts II. 11) consisting each of nine ‘auditors’, three from each Estate, appointed to hold ‘sessions’ or sittings at fixed terms in Edinburgh, Perth and Aberdeen respectively, for the hearing of civil causes and complaints.After c 1490 those members of Council appointed to hold similar ‘sessions’: see espec. R. K. Hannay, On the Antecedents of the College of Justice in Bk. O. Edinb. C. XI. 87 f. (esp. 94 f.).After 1532 the judges of the Court of Session (or Senators of the College of Justice [see College n. 3] together with the ‘extraordinary’ lords [see b below]: cf. 12 b and 13.(1) 1457–8 Acts II. 47/1.
The lordis of the sessione sall syt thrys in the ȝer ilk tyme xl dais, … the lordis that ar chosyne to the first sessione in Abyrdene ar thir, the bischope of Ros [etc.]
1490 Acta Conc. I. 143/1.]
[Domini sessionis communiter electi (sixteen names)
c1500-c1512 Dunb. lxxxi. 74 (R).
To sett on dies with lordis at the cessioun Into this realme ȝow war worth mony ane pound
c 1528 Bk. O. Edinb. C. XI. 116.
At the chansler and lordis of the cession quhen tha cum to the consell hous dur that [etc.]
1533–4 Treas. Acc. VI. 219.
To pas with ane writing fra the lordis of the sessioun to the Kingis grace
1560 Bk. Univ. Kirk I. 5.
That all judges ordinaire … sick as the lords of the sessioun, shireffis [etc.] … be professours of the trueth
1581 Wemyss Chart. 212.
Quhilk contract wes improvin before the lordis of our souerane lordis sessioun
1588 Aberd. Council Lett. I. 25.
The caus … quhilk is altogidder civill and may be decydit befoir the lords of oure sessioun
1607 Edinb. B. Rec. VI. 334.
For ane greyne clayth to the lords of the sessioun
c1646 Craufurd Edinb. Univ. 27.(2) 1491 Acts II. 226/2.
It is statut … that the chancellare with certane lordis of consale or ellis the lordis of sessioun sit for the administracioun of justice thris ilke ȝere
1504 Ib. 249/2.
That … thair be ane consale chosin be the Kingis hienes quhilk sall sitt continually in Edinburgh [etc.] … and sall haue the samin power as the lordis of sessioun
1504–5 R. K. Hannay in Bk. O. Edinb. C. XI. 105.]
[Between 20th February and 3rd March there were days on which the ‘lords of session’ and the ‘King's council’ met independently and concurrently to hear civil causes
1532 Acts II. 336/1.
[The King and estates] has chosin thir persounis underwrittin to the effect forsaid quhais … decretis sall haue the samin strenth … as the decretis of the lordis of sessioun had in all tymes bigane
1574 Conv. Burghs I. 26.
Letteris salbe raisit befoir the loirdis of sessioun for poynding of the contravenaris thairof
1593 Bisset I. 120/21.
Within the inner tolbuith the tyme that the lordis of sessioun sittis
a1633 Hope Major Pract. II. 21.
Invaders of the lords of session ar punishable be death
1639 Acts V. 599/1.
The lordis of articles fand thameselfis judgis notwithstanding the declinatour proponed, and the Justice Clerk in name of the lordis of sessioune protested
1678 Bk. O. Edinb. C. XVI. 103. 1686 Ib. 153. 1695 Cullen Kirk S. MS. Jan. 13.
To give in a petition to the Chancelor and lords of session
(3) distributive 1532 Acta Conc. Public Aff. 374.
The Kingis grace … hes … chosin him ane of the lordis of his sessioun and to have voit tharin
1533 Ib. 404. 1548–9 Ib. 584.
The quhilk day the Quenis grace my lord governour and lordis of secret counsale … ordanis the prelatis to se the lordis of sessioun payit thar yeirlie pensionis
1566 Edinb. B. Rec. III. 212.
Comperit maister Dauid Chalmer, ane of the lordis of our soueranis sessioun
1579 Acts III. 162/2. c1575 Balfour Pract. 272. 1587 Acts III. 445/1.
Sic of the lordis of sessioun as sall becum ageit and vnhable
1588 Brunton & Haig 199. 1601 Edinb. B. Rec. V. 286.
For the disjone to the provest and certane lords of the sessioun at the devysing of the barris of the over tolbuith
1633 Lithgow Poet. Rem. 111. 1672 Acts VIII. 87/2.
That five of the lords of session be joyned to the Justice-Generall and Justice-Clerk, and all of them invested with … equall … jurisdictioun in all criminall causes
1676 Lauder Jrnl. 224. 1697 Ritchie Churches S. Baldred 39.
Sir John Baird of Newbythe, one of the lords of session
(4) distributive and collective 1496–7 Acta Conc. II. 49.
He had producit it [sc. the letter of tack] before the lordis and gaif it in the handis of Jhone Ogilby of Fingask, ane of the lordis of the seyte for the time
1532 Acts Sederunt i. 4.
As thai command ony twa lordis of the seitt to argone or dispute ony mater that [etc.]
1545 Treas. Acc. VIII. 384.
Maister Thomas Wemis and otherris lordis of the sait being thare
1546 Acts Sederunt I. 44.
My lord gouernour had gottin lettrez for my lord cardinale, referrand to him quhat personis, lordis spirituale of the seite, suld remane here for administracioune of justice
1554 Treas. Acc. X. 235. a1570-86 Maitland Maitl. F. clxxiv. 4.
Plenand wpon the lorddis off the sait That thair lang prosous [sic] may na man induir
Id. Ib. xv. 41. 1574 Hist. Kinloss A. 95.
The lordis of the saitt contributioun yeirlie xviij li. iiij s.

b. Ordinar or ordinary lord(i)s (of the sessioun), lordis ordinar(is (also lord numeraris) or ordinary; extraordinar or extraordinary (also supernumerare, -ale) lordis. Also sing.‘Beside the fifteen ordinary Lords [of Session], the sovereign was at liberty, by the first institution, to name three or four Lords of his great council or parliament, who might, as extraordinary members, sit and vote with the other judges. This number was soon exceeded. Six, seven. and sometimes eight extraordinary Lords appear upon the rolls in the same sederunt. … But … James VI in a letter recorded in the books of sederunt, March 28, 1617, promised to restrict himself to the statutory number’ John Erskine of Carnock An Institute of the Law of Scotland in the order of Sir G. Mackenzie's Institutions of that Law (1773) i . iii. 16. 1532 Acts II. 336/1.
Certane persounis maist … qualifyit … to the nowmer of xiiij persounis half spirituale half temporall with ane president … , providing alwayis that my lord chancelare being present … he sall have voit and be principale of the said counsell and sic uther lordis as sall pleis the Kingis grace to enjone to thaim of his gret counsell to have voit siclik to the nomer of thre or four
1532 Acta Conc. Public Aff. 389.
The Kingis grace hes chosin my lordis archibischop of Sanctandrois erle of Rothes and lord Erskin to be lordis of his sessioun and to be ekit to the remanent of the lordis tharof chosin of befor
1549 Ib. 548. 1629 Lowther Journal 34.
Over the lords of the session be there 4 other lords of the secret council … and they be but as spies over the rest to mark their doings and inform the King of it
(1) 1579 Acts III. 153/1.
Anent the admissioun of the ordiner lordis of the sessioun
c1575 Balfour Pract. 270. 1610 Reg. Privy C. VIII. 613.
The President and remanent ordinarie lords of sessioun sall weare a purpour cloathe gowne [etc.]
1621 Acts IV. 600/2. 1621 Ib. 693/2.
The offer made by the extraordinarie lordis of sessioun anent thair taxatioun
1649 Ib. VI. ii. 283/2.
Sir Hew Campbell of Cessnok, Allexander Brodie of that ilk [etc.] … and Mr Robert McGill of Fuird to be eght ordinar lordis of sessioune and senatouris of the colledge of justice
1681 Acts Sederunt ii. 153.
In consideratione of his [Lord Nairn's] integritie in the administratione of justice … as one of the ordinary lords of session
(2) 1555 Acts Sederunt i. 55.
The lordis of the College of Justice findis … that the multitude of supernumerare lordis adionit to the President and fourtene ordinar Senatouris is aganis the erectioun … actis … be the quhilk it wes nocht lesum to his grace to adione of supernumerale lordis to the saidis Senatouris except thre or four
1565 Instit. Ct. Sess. 3.
Thai quhame thai call extraordinar lordis, adionit to the president and fourtene ordinare senatouris
Ib. 9.
That thair be na sentence diffinitive … gevin without thair be aucht of the lordis ordinaris and the president thairat
1609 Skene Reg. Maj. ii. 122 b. 1622-6 Bisset I. 115/15.
That the said supernumerall or extraordinare lordis remane continewallie … with the president and utheris lord numeraris ordinare
1631 Laing MSS. I. 189.
Most of them being ordinar lords must spend the whole forenoone in the session
And the extraordinar lords who in the afternoone come … to … our meetings of counsell [etc.]
1681 Stair Inst. iv. i. 62. (1699) Fountainhall Decis. II. 48.
‘To my lord chancellor and the lords extraordinary and ordinary’: This was noticed by the lords as an … inversion of the stile … because the ordinary lords only make the body of the court of judicatory
(3) sing. 1665 Laing MSS. I. 346.
Everie lord, ordinar and extraordinar
1676 Lauder Jrnl. 217 [see sense 29 b (2)]. Ib. 218. 1699 Fountainhall Decis. II. 42.
Hugh Campbell, Earl of Loudon, was … admitted the 4th extraordinary lord of the session
Ib. 43.
His Majesty's letter nominating Sir John Maxwell … an ordinary lord of the session

Also c. sing., Ordinar lord, lord ordinary, that one of the ‘ordinary lords’ who was taking his turn of sitting separately in the ‘outer house’: see also Ordinar, Ordinary. Also, lord of the utter-hous. 1681 Stair Inst. iv. i. 63.]
[One of the lords hears causes disputed in the Outer-House and determines the same when he finds the case clear
(1) 1591 Acts Sederunt ii. 19.
The quhilk day the haill lords present this day declares that … the lord ordinar appointit weeklie to sit in the outer tolbuyth for hering and decisioun of actionis sall by nawis be callit in the remanand lords audience … bot onlie as the saids lords remanand in the inner-house sall think guid
1642 Ib. 52. 1649 Ib. 58.
And if … any pairtie … shall desire any protestation … done before the ordinar lord his coming to the utter-hous that day to be deleit, that … the lord then present shall cause deleit the same
1681 Stair Inst. iv. i. 67.
For an extraordinary remedy by a bill to the lords should not be used while there is an ordinary remedy by the lord ordinary
(2) 1649 Acts Sederunt ii. 58.
The lords ordaines the lord of the utter-hous for the tyme either [etc.]

d. Lordis of the College of Justice: see b above for further examples. 1565 Instit. Ct. Sess. 13 b.
Anent all causis persewit be all prelattis that payis contributioun to the college of iustice and the lordis thairof

e. sing. A member of the Council ‘in session’; later, a judge of the Court of Session, a Senator of the College of Justice.(1) c1500-c1512 Dunb. lxxxi. 62 (R).
I grant ȝow [sic] hes beine lord a sessioun In distributioun bot now the tyme is gone
c1575 Balfour Pract. 285.
Ony lord of sessioun or uther judge within this realme
1582 Waus Corr. 244.
To the rycht honorabill … m. Patryk Vauce of Barnbarothe and lord of the session
a1633 Hope Major Pract. II. 27. 1650 Lamont Diary 18.
Mr Robert Makgill sometymes ane aduocat bot now a lord of the session leatlie chosen
1665-76 Lauder Jrnl. 194.
Reidop which belonged to on Drummond a lord of the sessionis
1696 Id. (Fountainhall) Decis. (see sense 10).(2) 1612 Breadalbane Lett. (Reg. H.) 28 Nov.
Ȝour sone Patrik is bussie studeing to his greik and lookis to be some metrapolitane bischop or some lord of the sait

15. The lordis of (the, our, etc.) prevy or secrete counsail (also, committee): see Prevy adj., Secrete adj.(1) 1471 Acts II. 99/1.
And the lordis of the secret consal and vtheris lordis the [sic] vil cheis tharto to have powar … to mak the instrucconis
1489 Ib. 219/1, 220/2 [see sense 12 (2)]. 1525 Reg. Privy S. I. 504/2.
With avis of the lordis of our secrete counsale chosin thairto be the thre estatis of our realme in parliament
1525 Acta Conc. MS. XXXV. 125.
That the … lordis of secreit counsale clois thar handis of the away giffing of ony of the Kingis propirte
1548–9 Acta Conc. Public Aff. 584.
That all civill actionis … be decydit be the lordis of the session in all tymes tocum and nocht be the lordis of the secret consale
1552 Reg. Privy C. I. 136. 1565 Facs. Nat. MSS. III. xlvii.
The lordis of hir secret counsell and vtheris of hir nobilite present
1567 Acts II. 547/1. 1574 Reg. Privy C. II. 331; etc. 1609 Acts IV. 440/2; etc. 1665 Aberd. B. Rec. IV. 216. 1678 Bk. O. Edinb. C. XVI. 101. 1685 Acts VIII. 483/1.
His Estates of Parliament … approve the discovery of the said plot by the extraordinary … industry of the lords of the secret committee
(2) 1546 Acta Conc. Public Aff. 553.
The quhilk day comperit in presens of my lord governour and lordis of privey counsale Robert Stewart, … and the lordis of counsele hes ordinit this his submissioun … to be insert in the bukis of counsale
1553 Reg. Privy C. I. 144. 1579 Athole Mun. I. No. 90.
At the castell of Striviling … in presence of the kingis majestie and lordis of his hienes previe counsale
1609 Acts IV. 434/2.
[To] find cautioun … for thair comperance befoir his majesteis Justice or lordis of privie counsaill
1631 Justic. Cases I. 177.
1684 Bk. O. Edinb. C. XVI. 135.(3) distributive. 1549 Acta Conc. Public Aff. 548. 1566 Reg. Privy C. I. 441.
To sa mony of the lordis of secreit counsall as ar upoun the sessioun
1578 Acts III. 96/1.
To be lordis of our souerane lordis previe counsell
1625 Justiciary Cases I. 32.
Compeirit Sir George Elphingstoune of Blitheswoid, knycht, ane of the lordis of his Maiesteis Previe Counsell

16. Lordis auditouris.a. The designation of the judicial committees of Parliament, respectively for hearing parliamentary causes and complaints (viz. of causis and complaintis, of complaintis: see also Auditour n. 2), and for ‘falsed dooms’.Commonly (in the 15th c.) consisting each of nine members, three from each Estate.(1) 1467 Acta Aud. 6/2; etc.
The lordis auditouris beand ripely auisit [etc.]
1488 Acts II. 211/2.
It sall be lefull to the lordis auditouris of causis and complantis now chosin to sitt and decide all acciouns [etc.]
1491 Ib. 223/1.
The lordis auditouris of complantis … togidder with the lordis of consale sall sitt apoun all actionis
(2) 1478 Acts II. 117/1.
The lordis auditouris chosin be the thre estatis in this present parliament for the decisione of the domys

b. Lordis auditouris (of Chekker), Lordis of Chekker: see Chekker n. 2 c (also Auditour n. 1 b, c). Lordis of Exchacker: see Exchak(k)er n.Lordis of Thesaurie and Exchequer, a commission appointed in 1686 to combine the functions of Treasury and Exchequer.(1) 1497 Acta Conc. II. 70.
The copy of the said chekker rollis … subscrivit with our said soverane lordis hand and the lordis auditouris of the chekker
1601 Ayr Chart. 134.
The lordis auditouris of our soveran lordis Cheakker underwrittin
1531 M. Works Acc. (ed.) I. 56.
The expensis of the Kingis grace new werk of Halyrudhous begynnyng the xxiiii day of September … to the quhilk day I maid my last compt to the lordis auditouris of the samyn to Satterday the last day of the samyn
(2) 1496–7 Acta Conc. II. 49.
Gif the lordis of the chekker has nocht allowit to him the sade soume in his compt
1497 Ib. 79. 1498 Ib. 251; etc. [And see Chekker n. 2 c (3).]
The lordis of our soverane lordis chekker decretis [etc.]
(3) 1687 Edinb. B. Rec. XI. 225.
He was persewed for compt and reckoning before the lords of thesaurie and exchequer
1704 Fountainhall Decis. II. 224.
The lords of session were not judges competent to this pursuit, but only the lords of treasury and exchequer who cognosced all questions anent the revenue and patrimony of the crown

17. With other complements or defining terms composing the designations of various other commissions or committees of Parliament or Council and other official or judicial bodies.(1) Lordis of (the) articles, see Article n. 2.(2) Lordis of the bills, the Parliamentary ‘Commission for Bills’ (Acts VII. App. 2/2) established in 1661 (Acts VII. 9/2), ‘for overtures of trade & for heiring the petitions of privat parties’: its powers and functions were similar to those of the ‘Committee for the Bills’ of 1641 and subsequent years. See further R. S. Rait Parliaments of Scotl. (1924) 384.(3) Lordis of the Cirqueit, see Circuit n. 2.(4) Lords Commissioners of Justiciarie, Lords of (the etc.) Justiciary, cf. (5) below and see Justiciary n. 3 (3) and (4).(5) Criminall lords, those lords of session who became judges of the Court of Justiciary by the Act of 1672.(6) Lordis regentis, the committee of prelates and nobles appointed by Albany to act as his vice-regents after his departure for France in 1517: see 1517 Acts II. 395/1.(7) Lordis commissionaris (sc. appointed to represent the King in Parliament): also lord commissioner, sense 28 (6).(8) See quots.Lordis examinatouris, see Examinatour n. Lords of the committee of plantation, of plat. of surrenders of tithes, of the visitatioun, lordis modifearis (of stipendis), various titles for teinds commissions: see the defining terms.(1) 1485 Acts II. 170/1.
It is avisit … be the lordis of the articulis that [etc.]
1489 Ib. 221/2.
The lordis of articlis
1535 Ib. 340/2, 341/1; etc. 1572-5 Diurn. Occurr. 279.
Thir ar the names of the lordis articles of the parliament, viz. the bischopis of Cathnes [etc.]
1587 Acts III. 443/2.
That the nowmer of the lordis of articles be equall in ilk estait
c 1600 Sc. Hist. Rev. XIX. 263, 4. 1633 Acts V. 11/1.1639 Ib. 254/2, etc. 1639 Aberd. Council Lett. II. 140.
The Marqnes Huntle … cleiret himselff to the haill lords articles
a 1650 Buchanan's Hist. MS. Index (Edinb. Univ. Lib.*R 20/12).
Apolecti, the lords of the articles, being 8 chosen out of each estate in Parliament, to prepare all purposes for voteing
16.. R. Gordon in Macfarlane's Geog. Coll. II. 398. 1662 Acts VII. 371/1. 1662 Aberd. Council Lett. IV. 219.
The lords of articles
1663 Acts VII. 449/1.
In the … choiseing of lords of the articles
1669 Ib. 552/1, etc.1689 Ib. IX. Suppl. 127/1. 1661 Acts VII. 9/1.
The Kings maiestie … doe … give power … to the lord Duke of Hamiltoun [etc.] … to be commissioners and lords of the articles and processes
(2) 1661 Lauder Notices Affairs I. 1.
The long want of justice … occasioned a great number of pleas meirly civill before the lords of the bils
Ib. 2.
Before the lords of the bils their was a disposition reduced by the laird of Craig against Pittarro
Ib. 3.
Their ware many pleas of this nature before the lords of articles and bils
(3) 1685 Acts VIII App. 37/2.
The lords of the circuit came to Jedbrugh
(4) 1678 Reg. Privy C. 3 Ser. VI. 629.
Wee … declar to the honorable lords of His Majesties justiciarie that [etc.]
1684 Fountainhall Decis. I. 274.
Lord Carse is admitted one of the lords of the justiciary
(5) 1676 Lauder Jrnl. 224.
In his place as on of the criminall lords succeided my lord Glendoick
1681 Id. (Fountainhall) Decis. I. 136.1683 Ib. 232, etc.(6) 1518–9 Acta Conc. Public Aff. 134.
Sen it is perfytlie knawin to all the said lordis regentis lordis of counsale that [etc.]
1520 Fife Sheriff Ct. 282.
Quhen & quhar it sal pleis ws or the lordis regandis of our realme
(7) 1579 Acts III. 125/2.
The quhilk day in presence of the lordis commissionaris of parliament. comperit personalie [etc.]
1597 Ib. IV. 123/2.
The … lordis commissionaris of parliament ordinis that the haill schireffis provestis and bailleis of burrowes, commissionaris of parliament [etc.] … to be daylie callit ay and quhill oure souerane lord compeir … to the cheising of the lordis of articlis
1609 Ib. 403/1; etc.
The lordis commissionaris of this present parliament continewes [etc.]
1625 Justiciary Cases I. 33.
With advyse … of … Johnne Erle of Mar … [and] of the remanent lordis our commissioneris of this our said kingdome
(8) 1398 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 38.
[To] pay the valeu of the prisoners ravnsonid to the said lordis commissaris [sc. commissaries of the Kings of Scotland and England]
1464–5 Acts XII. 30/1.
Thire ar the namys of the lordis that ar thoht speidfull to be witht the Ki[ng] in Beruic [etc.]
1466 Ib. II. 86/2.
The lordis that salbe lymmit til haue the strenth of the parliament in vther causis
1471 Ib. 101/2.
It is statute … be the lordis hafing the pover committit to thaim be the hale thre estatis & the body of the parliament that … quhen ony brefis pledable [etc.]
1473 Treas. Acc. I. 44.
Or the passage of the lordis of the diete of Anwic
1481 Acts II. 133/2.1483 Ib. 145/1. 1621 Ib. IV. 590/1.
The quhilk day the lordis appointit for the conference with sindrie otheris of the nobilitie haueing conuenit [etc.]
1678 Dumfries Doc., Misc. Doc. No. 95.
To compeir personalie befor the lordes of the comittie of councell met at Air by comissione from his ma[jes]ties privie councell at Air
1678 Kirkcudbr. B. Rec. MS. 14 Feb.
Maister William Ewart proveist … in obedience to the lordis of the committee of councell in the west ther … command present to the saidis remanent magistrats … the band anent … refraining from conventicls … conforme to the draught of the band signed be the saidis lordis of the committie att Air

18. Designating more than one official body of ‘lords’ together. 1478 Acts II. 117/1.
In lik wis the lordis of articulis & domys to kepe the samyn forme
1540 Edinb. Chart. 211.
The lordis of articulis, counsale and of sessioun vnder writtyn
Ib. 212.
The lordis of articulis of parliament counsale and of sessioun being convenit for decisioun of the said … pley
1592 Reg. Privy C. IV. 751.
To have recours to his majestie and lordis of secrete counsale and sessioun for remeid
1606 Ib. VII. 173.
The lords of secret councill and session finds that [etc.]

19. Without complement, short for any of the above, chiefly in contexts which made the precise reference clear. 1398 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 38.
The withhaldars sal be constreignyt be the said lordis [sc. the Scottish and English commissaries] to restore the ravnson
1456 Acts II. 46/2.
And the lordis thinkis spedfull that thir lordis begyn to syt on … the viij day of Nouember in Edinburghe
1457 Ib. 47/2, etc.
And at the schirref of the schyr at the lordis sittis in be redy [etc.]
1460 Ayr Chart. 89.
That for ocht … schawin be the said burges before the said lordis [sc. of Council]
1478 Acta Conc. I. 3/1, etc.
The lordis ordanis that [etc.]
1478 Acts II. 117/1. 1489 Treas. Acc. I. 394.
To the clerkis that wrayt the contrakkis betwis the lordis and the imbassatouris of Spanȝe
1496 Acta Conc. II. 6, 9, etc. 1501 Treas. Acc. II. 95.
To Maister Johne Murray, in his chekker fee, be the lordis command v li.
1501 Ib. 128.1508 Ib. IV. 108, etc. 1517 Edinb. B. Rec. I. 168. 1531 Sc. Ant. II. 401. 1532 Acta Conc. Public Aff. 386.
Desiring the lordis to avise quhat sal be done with the gentilman tane at Scharlton
1532 Acta Conc. Public Aff. 377; etc.
In pleying befor the lordis
a1538 Abell 109 a.
He disherist George Dunbar … thotht he … schew … the governatouris seill of remissioun and als the lordis
1546 Acta Conc. Public Aff. 554.
Quhilk this … decrete the lordis forsaidis [sc. of privy council] hes ordinit [etc.]
1555 Acts II. 494/2.
That na aduocatioun of causis be takin be the lordis [supra the lordis of counsall, the saidis lordis] fra the juge ordinar
1557 Ayr Chart. 42. 1560 Bk. Disc. in Knox II. 222. 1563–4 Reg. Privy C. I. 261.
In signe … thairof the said Erle and the said Matho … embrased utheris in presence of the saidis lordis
1570 Sat. P. xxi. 28.
The lords and counsall of this rome
1576 Fam. Innes 131. 1572-5 Diurn. Occurr. 62.
Thir ar the names of the lordis articlis in Parliament … ; and vpone the xx day of August the haill lordis past to the tolbuith and thair proponit ane lang tractive callit the confessioun of our faith
c1575 Balfour Pract. 634. 1588 Fam. Innes 154. 1593 Edinb. B. Rec. V. 106.
To … furneis threttein cuscheons … twelf to the lords of sessioun and ane to my lord provest … and als twa buird claythis to the saidis lords
1601 Ayr Chart. 134.
Conforme to the ordour yeirlie observit be the saidis lordis [sc. auditors of exchequer]
1606 Reg. Privy C. VII. 175.
For every half through mair … quhilk the lords [sc. of Privy Council, and Session] ordains to be compactlie written
1618 Lithgow Poet. Rem. 8.
And to the rest of the … honourable lords, the judges and senatours [etc.]
1621 Acts IV. 590/2.
The aduocatis clerkis of the sessioun and writtaris to the signett being conuenit be the lordis [sc. a committee of the Convention] directione
1627 Reg. Privy C. 2 Ser. I. cxcii.
The lords [sc. the Teinds Commission] declares … his majestie to have yeerly furth of the teinds an annuity [etc.]
1676 Lauder Jrnl. 225.
Appointing their should be only 3 principall clerks of session and that the lords remove the rest
1681 Stair Inst. iv. iii. 1. 1698 Acts X. 150/1.
To such corporall punishment as the said lords [of privy council] shall … determine

b. spec. The Lords of Session (= sense 14).For other (contextual) examples, see sense 19. 1557 Edinb. B. Rec. III. 1.
To caus mak … foure formes to the Magdalene Chapell that the lordis and auditouris that cummis thair daylie to the cessoun may sitt thairon
1569–70 Ib. 268.
The … counsale … vnderstanding the lordis to remove and skaill the sessioun thay ordane maister Michaell Chisholme [etc.] … to ryde to my lord of Mortoun, chansler, to resort to the toun move the lordis to remane [etc.]
1579 Ib. IV. 116. c1575 Balfour Pract. 408.
Gif ony inferiour judge be chargit be letteris direct be deliverance of the lordis to … procede na farder
Ib. 440. 1592 Digest Justiciary Proc. P. 31.
Ther is nather sentence definitive, interloquitour, nor ordinance of the lordis dome judiciallie that makis ony fayth
1595 Edinb. B. Rec. V. 147.
Gevin to Mr Jhonn Scherp [etc.] … advocatts for thair … procuratioun before the lords in the townes caussis
1599 Ib. 254.
For ane great chimlay to the loirdis tolbuith
1600 Ib. 277. 1622-6 Bisset I. 131/30; etc.
Statute be the lordis … 1604
a1633 Hope Major Pract. II. 127. 1632 Aberd. Council Lett. I. 371.
And lat ane commissioner be send … to deall in that busines befoir the lords for so the lords hes appoyntit
1671 Lauder Jrnl. 216–17.
My lord, if you continue to do me wrong, as you have done already, as appears because the lords redrest me, I'le have the sentiment of the haill 14 lords on it
1673 Kirkcudbr. B. Rec. MS. 26 Feb.
For wryting informatioune to the lordis fourtie shilling

c. distributive plur. d. sing. = 14 e.c. 1457 Acts II. 48/1; etc.
The saide thre sessionis endit our souerane lorde and his consale sall … name vther lordis to syt [etc.]
Ib. /2.
As to the mone thir ar the lordis that ar chosyne thar apone
1466 Ib. 85/1.1478 Ib. 117/1.1524 Ib. 289/2. 1524 Acta Conc. Public Aff. 210. 1532 Ib. 375. 1546 Ib. 557.
To … concur with the remanent of the lordis for geving of thar counsale
15.. Acts Sederunt i. 59.
At the deliuerance thairof [bills] … that thair be thre lordis of the lordis togidder, the president or ony vther eldest of the spirituall estait … being ane of thame
1584 Acts III. 333/2.
[Since] sum of the lordis of articles chosin in the last … parliament … ar now absent thairfoir he desyrit the lordis present this day to aduis gif [etc.]
1593 Acts Sederunt ii. 22.
The President … sall clois ilk dayis sederunt writand una cum and the lordis quha cumis efter the bell beis ceissit
1593 Brunton & Haig 199.1595 Ib. 235. 1606 Reg. Privy C. VII. 170.
In matters of contentious disputatione heard in presence of the haill lords [sc. of Session]
d. 1532 Acta Conc. Public Aff. 376.
All argumentis … beand maid and the lordis haldand silence. my lord chancellar or president sall ask … every lordis woit in that mater
1600 Hannay College of Justice 101.
[It would be a sufficient exception that] the lord caller and heirar of the same ressoneit [was not the deputed ordinary]
1629 Lowther Jrnl. 26.
We saw all the 14 lords sitting in the inner house … , the 15th lord sitteth in the outer house
1676 Lauder Jrnl. 218.
On Sir William Hamilton … a lord and provest of Edinburgh both at once
1691 Acts Sederunt ii. 191.
Each lord when he falls in course to be ordinary at the side barr

20. With complements specifying an Estate or Estates. 1468 Acts II. 92/1.
The lordis of the thre estaitis deput til avys apoun the mone
1473 Ib. 103/2.
This is the avisment of the lordis prelatis barouns & commissaris of burowis anent the articlis
Ib. 104/2.
The lordis prelatis avisis that [etc.]
Ib. 105/2.
Alsa the lordis barouns remembris that thar was a statute maid [etc.]
1483 Ib. 152/2.
At the lordis baronis & commissaris of borowis, … the quhilkis lordis & estatis beand … avisit
1585 Conv. Burghs I. 205.
The commissioneris of the burrowis … ratefeand … quhatsumever thingis the … lordis articles of burrowis sall … consent vnto concerning thair weilfair
1639 Aberd. Council Lett. II. 135.
Lords off article for noblemen, Marques Huntlie, Argill [etc.]

b. Lordis spiritual, temporal, the prelates and nobility as Estates of Parliament or Council. Also my lordis. c. Lords of the Clergy, the Bishops as the ecclesiastical Estate in the Scottish Parliament after the Restoration.Cf. sense 9 a.b. (1) 1489 Acts II. 220/2.
Anent the article of the electioun … of certane lordis spirituale and temperale to be … of our souerane lordis secrett consale
1511 Treas. Acc. IV. 323.
To Johne Adamsone, messinger … to warne the spirituall lordis for ane generale counsall concernyng the Paip and the King of Francis materis
1515 Acta Conc. in Sc. Hist. Rev. XVIII. 160.
[Arran asked instrument] in name of al my lordis and barounis temporale that albeit my lord Drummond was content [etc.]
1524 Acts II. 289/2.
The mast part of the temporale lordis had chosin the vj lordis of spiritualitie … to be lordis of the artiklis
1530–1 Acta Conc. Public Aff. 349. 1546 Reg. Privy C. I. 61.
My lord governour and lordis temporale ordanis … the kirkmen to gif … the names of the heretikis that ar relapsis
(2) 1633 Acts V. 21/1.
All the lords archbishops and bischops within that our kingdome off Scotland
c. 1662 Acts VII. 370/2.]
[Considering … that now … it is fit … that the clargie have thair place & vote in Parliament as formerlie
1665 Laing MSS. I. 346.
To have the precedencie befoir all persones … within the kingdome under the degree of lords of the clergie and nobilitie
1682 Sc. Ant. XVI. 8.
[They] remittis the said Mr. Alexander Milne to the lordis of the clairgie to be proceidit against
1685 Acts VIII. App. 33/1.
The archbishop of St. Andrewes for himselfe and in name of the rest of the lords of the clergie declared that this being a matter of lyfe, they are resolved not to vote

III. In territorial, family and other titles and designations. As Lord, the Lord, my Lord, our Lord.For the usage young lord = the heir apparent, cf. Lard n.1 3a.

21. In sense 5 above: Designating the lord or proprietor of a lordship (Lordschip n. 4), also latterly of a ‘lordship of Parliament’ (Lordschip n. 4 c), as (the) lord of Glenesk, (the) lord of Doun.Also lord of that ilk, Ilk adj.1 2 b (2), and see also, for further examples. 6 c above.Orig. designating the feudal proprietor (generally a tenant-in--chief of the Crown) of any individual fief, whatever its extent or importance. = Baroun n. 1, Lard n.1 3 a. As a designation of the lesser landowners tending from the 15th c. to be superseded by Lard n.1 3 a, and as a designation of the new ‘lords of Parliament’ (8 b above) by next sense. In the later 16th c. appar. revived as the more frequent style of certain landowners whose lands had been erected into ‘temporal lordships’ or ‘lordships of Parliament’ (Lordschip n. 4 c, and see sense 9 above); such lords of later creation were, however, also freq. styled, with the ‘lords of Parliament’ of an older creation, as in next sense.(1) 1375 Barb. i. 66.
The lord off Anandyrdale, Robert the Brwys, erle off Carryk
Ib. 283, 7.
Sir Wilȝam … That off Dowglas was lord and syr … Hys land that is fayr inewch Thai the lord off Clyffurd gave
Ib. 424. Ib. iii. 1.
The lord off Lorne wonnyt thar-by
Ib. xvi. 366.
The gud lord of Dowglas that ay Had spyis out
Ib. xv. 485, xx. 140, etc. 1398–9 Acts I. 210/2.
The Duc of Albany, the lorde of Brechyn, the byschopis of Andriston Glasgu & Aberden, the Erlys of Douglas [etc.] … , the lorde of Dalketh
1401 Aberd. B. Rec. (S.H.S.) 210.
The lord of Keth
1428 Liber Melros 521. 1429–30 Acts II. 28/2.]
[A dominis de parleamento subscriptis viz. (certain bishops and earls, the constable and marischal, and) dominis de Abircorne, de Dalkethe, de Erskyne, de Lochaw, de Gordon, de Drylton, de Somervile, de Maxwel et de Mongumbry
1431 Ayr B. Ct. 1 Oct.
The lord of Caldwell, the lord of Sanchar, the lord of Gadȝard
c 1439 Antiq. Aberd. & B. IV. 190.
The indentur made … betwex the sayde lorde [sc. the Earl] of Marr and the lorde of Forbes
1444 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 10.
To the lorde of Erole
1488 Acts II. 208/1.
Thir lordis … , to gif thame pouer to caus vtheris smale lardis [etc.] … , the lord Halis and Alexander Hume … , the lord Kennydy … , the lard of Cragy … , the lord of Montgumerry
1498 Acta Conc. II. 181.
Til the lord of Innermeith
1499–1500 Ib. 391.
The arrestment … apone this lord of Rothes malis and gudis
c1515 Asl. MS. I. 243/1 f.
Thair was maid vj or vij lordis of the parliament and banrentis, … the lord Dernelie, the lord Halis the lord Boyd of Kilmarnok, the lord of Cathcart of that ilk
1535 Stewart 55475.
And had nocht bene the gude lord of Dumbar And vther lordis … As Lyndesay, Hay [etc.]
1575 Waus Corr. 95.
To the rycht honorabill … the lord of Barnbaroche
Ib. 105.1582 Ib. 259, etc. a 1597 Ib. 541.
I haif spokin with the lord of Blarquhan [infra the lard]
1587 Acts III. 466/1.
The lord of Down, the lord Drummond
Ib. 524/1. 1602 A. Hay Nobility 79.
The lord Lovet callit Fraser, … the lord Home, … the lordis of Colville, Lyill [etc.] … , the lord of the Isles callit Makrenold ane Irisch … , the lord of Kyntyir callit Makoneill Irish … , the lord of Maklen callit Makklen Irisch … , the lord of Thirlsten callit Mettlen a child and neu lordschip … , the lord of Spynie ane new lord
1619 Highland P. III. 308.
They ar … vassallis to the lord of Lorne who is feare … of the erldome … and the erll his fader is onlie lyverentair
(2) 1379 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 2.
Alysandre Lyndessay lorde of Glennesk knycht
1380 Ib. No. 3. 1381 Ib. No. 4.
Our brothir sir Thomas qwhilom Erle of Marr lorde of the regale of the Garyauch
1384 Ib. No. 6.
Richart Jonsoun whilum lard of a quarter of Colstoun, … Michel Rony lord of ane other quarter of Colstoun
1385 Red. Bk. Menteith II. 260. 1396 Sc. Ant. XIV. 217. 1397 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 34 A.
Jorge of Douglas hir son lord of Angus
1400 Chart. (Reg. H.) Honess Doc. No. 1.
Sir Wilȝame of Dissynton lord of Ardrose, Sir Water Olyfand lord of Kelli
1410 Reg. Episc. Brechin. I. 29. 1431 Ayr B. Ct. 23 Apr.
Thomas Boyd lord of Kylmarnok
1440 Acts II. 56/1.
Duncane lord Cambell Alexr. lord of Montegomery
1443 (1450) Reg. Great S. 85/2.
Robert Malven lord of Carnebe
1449–50 Douglas Chart. 379. 1456 Liber Aberbr. 88.
John Stewart lord of Lorne and baroun of the baronry of Innerkelar
1507 Reg. Episc. Brechin. II. 157.
Robert of Erskyne knycht lord of that ilk
1546 Reg. Privy C. I. 37.
Dougal Campbel young lord of Auchinbrek
a1578 Pitsc. I. 96/7. 1581 Acts III. 230/1.
James lord of Doun
Ib. 234/2.
Decernand … the said schir James [etc.] … to be callit … lordis of Doun quha … sall haue the … place and preheminence of ane lord of our souerane lordis parliament
Ib. 235/1. 1587 Ib. 444/2. 1589 Glasgow B. Rec. I. 144.
Walter, commendatour of Blantyre, lord fewar of the lordschipe and regalitie of Glasgw
1590 Reg. Privy C. IV. 790.
Johnne lord of Thirlstane his hienes chancellar
1597 Acts IV. 142/2.
Mark lord of Newboittill
1599 Ayr Chart. 4. c 1600 Lindsay Secundus Armorial in Edinb. Biblio. Soc. Trans. II. (1946) 408.
Macleod lord of the Lewes, Maclean lord of Dowart
1606 Chart. Coupar A. II. 217. 1606 Acts IV. 356/2. 1612 Aberd. Sheriff Ct. II. 205.
Ane nobill and potent lord Patrick lord of Lindoris … had interdytit himselff to Wa. Erle of Mortoune, Robert lord Lindsay, Dauid lord Skuine, Sir Robert Melveing of Murdocarne knicht, Johne lord of Kinklevine, Wa. Lermonth of Balcomie
(3) 1410 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 75 (see sense 6 c). 1474 Reg. Morton II. 221.
Til an noble … lord James erle of Mortoun lord of Dalkeith
1639 Wemyss Chart. 225.
Johne Lord Wemes of Elcho, … the said lord Wemes … [created] Earle of Wemes lord Elcho and Methill, … and … to be callit … Earles of Wemes, lords of Elcho and Methill

b. In similar use, but with ellipsis of of: cf. sense 22.Lord Provand, a title given to the prebendary of the prebend or ‘lordship’ of Barlanark or ‘Provand’.(1) c1515 Asl. MS. I. 215/16.
The lord Kalendar schir Alexander Levingstoun
1511–12 Treas. Acc. IV. 333.
To summond the Lord Symontoun and his complices
(2) c1515 Asl. MS. I. 215/9.
Allane Stewart lord Dernlie was slane … be Sir Thomas Boyd
(3) c1515 Asl. MS. I. 228/12.
The last day of August deit in Glasqw master Walter Stewart that was Lord Prowand
1557 Ayr Chart. 42.
Maister William Baillie lord Provand, maister James Scot provest of Corstorphin
1565 Bk. Univ. Kirk I. 58.
The lands of the kirk … givin to the lord Provand

22. Prefixed to a family name, also, a territorial name, without of, as (the) lord Gray, lord Halis, etc.a. Originally, prefixed to the family name of an important baron or nobleman. From c 1450 chiefly as the distinctive style of a ‘lord of Parliament’ (sense 8 b): at first more commonly used with the family name, but also in certain instances with the territorial name of the lordship; on the other hand, the titles of ‘lords’ of later creation such as ‘lords of erection’ (see sense 9 above and prec. sense) from c 1580 more commonly employ the territorial name.(1) 1375 Barb. i. 594.
To the lord the Bruce send he Bydding [etc.]
1427 Highland P. II. 153.
The lorde Kambal
1449 Acts II. 36/2.
Thir ar the personis chosyn thar to be the baronnys, the lorde Gray, schir Davy Murray [etc.]
1468 Ib. 91/2.
For the barons, the erle of Orknay, the lord Hammilton, the lord Lindissay, the lord Lyle, the lard of Caldorwod
c1475 Wall. i. 379.
The lorde Persye was captane than off Ayr
Ib. x. 1041.
The lord Brechyn … baid At Eduuardis faith
Brus xv. 403, 8 (E).
The lord Douglas
Ib. xx. 205 (C).
The vorthy lord [E. lord of] Dowglas
1491 Reg. Episc. Aberd. I. 326.
Nochtwithtstanding the entray of the sade lorde Forbes
1531 Soc. Ant. II. 390.
The lord Setone
1550 Reg. Privy C. I. 94.
The Lord Ruthven
c 1569 Waus Corr.63.
The Lord Hammiltounis [? sc. the Duke of Chatelherault] letter to me
1589–90 Reg. Privy C. IV. 829.
The lord Maxwell
1606 Acts IV. 341/2.
In fauouris of the lord Balmirrenoch
1631 Justiciary Cases I. 177.
With two depositiones of the loird Uchiltries
1649 Lamont Diary 10. c1650 Spalding I. 354. 1654 Fam. Innes 177. 1661 Mercurius Caledonius Jan. 7.
The noble Viscount of Stormond, the lords Stranaver, Fleeming, Drumlanerick, Ramsay, Matherty and Rollock
1662 Acts VII. 370/2. 1665-76 Lauder Jrnl. 189.
A daughter of the then lord Thirlistanes … now Erles of Lauderdale
1672 Reg. Privy C. 3 Ser. III. 430.
The lord McDonald and the laird of Lochȝeell
16.. Symson's Descr. Galloway (1823) 154.
The Lord Crichtons of Sanquhar … and before them some lords of the name of Ross
(2) 1449–50 Reg. Great S. 69/1.
Of the said lord Erle of Douglas, of Alex. Erle of Crauford, Alex. lord Montegummery, Laurence lord Abirnethy in Rothimay, John lord Lyndssay of the Byris, … Robert Flemyng lord of Cummernauld, Thos. of Cranstoun of that ilk, Schyr Joh. Walace of Cragy [etc.]
1450 Liber Aberbr. 77.
Schir Patrik lorde the Glammes
c1450-2 Howlat 448.
To James lord Douglas
1467 Acta Aud. 8/1.
Patric lord Halis
1473 Ib. 30/1.
Andro lord Gray
1503 Reg. Privy S. I. 142/2.
Elizabeth lady Glammys, the spous of umquhile Johne lorde Glammys
1523 Carnwath Baron Ct. (ed.) 10.
Robert lord Maxwell … is in mercement of my lordis court
1528 Misc. Spald. C. II. 83.
Alexander maistir of Sutherland … , Johne lord Forbes, Hew lord Fraser of Lovet
1536 Carnwath Baron Ct. (ed.) 191.
Hew lord Somerwell baroune of the barony of Carnewyth
1546 Reg. Privy C. I. 51, etc. 1581 Acts III. 229/1.
Johnne lord Herreis, James lord Doun, Mark commendatair of Newbottill
1587 Ib. 510/1.
Act in favouris of Mark lord Newbottill
1601 Ayr Chart. 134. 1633 Misc. Spald. C. II. 231. 1661 Acts VII. 48/2.
Johne Lord Sinclair, David Lord Cardros, Johne Lord Belheaven, … Lord Halkertoun [etc.]
1672 Lauder Jrnl. 206.(3) c1475 Wall. iii. 425.
The knycht Schew him the wryt lord Persie had him sent
Ib. vii. 786.
With lord Cambell
c1460 Alex. (Taym.) fol. 281.
Translaittit … At the instance of lord Erskein be schir Gilbert the Hay
1517 Acta Conc. in Sc. Hist. Rev. XVIII. 160.
The personis dilatit of the slauchter of lord la Bastie
1542 Acts II. 413/2.
Ane nobill and mychty man Andro sumtyme lord Avindale [created] baroun and baroun rent & lord of our souirane ladyis parliament and to be callit … in tyme tocum lord Stewart of Oychiltre and to haif vote and place in the parliament as vtheris lordis of the realme … sould haif in the samin
1546 Acta Conc. Public Aff. 556.
The sadis erle of Cassillis and lord Ruthwen
1573–4 Glasg. B. Rec. I. 450.
To lord Argile [sc. the Earl]
1570 Leslie 209. a1578 Pitsc. I. 74/3.
The laird of Craggie Wallace … was wpoun the right wing of lord Maxwell
1590 Moysie 83.
The chanceller wes maid lord Thirlsteane
1596 Dalr. II. 206/10. 1608 Acts IV. 403/2.
Sederunt … Bischoipis Ros [etc.] … , Lordis Vchiltrie, Saltoun, Presedent, Lovat, Scone, Blantyre, Halyruidhouse
1672 Lauder Jrnl. 211.
Tho some alledge their was in old tymes a lord Giffard
1676 Ib. 216; etc.
Pershuing the laird of Philorth, now lord Salton
1681 Acts Sederunt ii. 153.
His majestie's dispensatione … in favours of the lord Nairn … , wee have been … pleased to grant a patent unto him and his heirs … of the title … of lord Nairn
c 1685 Melville Chart. 184.
He himselfe proposed to lord Melvill [etc.] … The lord Melvill answered [etc.]

b. As a subsidiary title of an earl or viscount. c. As the courtesy title of the eldest son of an earl or higher-ranking nobleman.b. 1460 Ayr Chart. 89.
Richt worschipful and michty lordis Andro lord Annandale … , William erle of Orknay and of Cathnes lord Sinclar, … William lord Borthwic
1473–4 Treas. Acc. I. 1.
Colin erle of Ergill lorde Lorne and Cambell
1477 Reg. Episc. Brechin I. 201.
Our cousinge George erle off Rothes and lord Lesley
1544 Wemyss Chart. 166. 1586 Misc. Spald. C. IV. 235.
To a noble and potent erle George erle of Huntly lord Gordon and Badȝenocht
1592 Douglas Chart. 309.
Villiame erle of Angus lord Dovglas and Abernethy
1592 Rec. Earld. Orkney 166.
Patrik erle of Orknay lord Ȝetland, and justice generall of the samin
1603 Misc. Spald. C. II. 281. 1606 Hist. Fam. Seton 968. 1633 Acts V. 109/1. 1641 Ib. 533/1. 1648 Ayr Chart. 167. 1661 Acts VII. 50/1. 1672 Ib. VIII. 102/2.
Ane renunciatione maid … be William earle of Mortoun … in favours of James Duke of Bucclewgh and Monmouth, wherby the said Earle … does renunce the title and designation of lord Dalkeith in all tyme comeing
c. 1572-5 Diurn. Occurr. 89.
George lord Gordoun, eldest son to vmquhill George erle of Huntlie, bure the croune
c1650 Spalding I. 213.
The lord Aboyne [son of Huntly] … gois aboord in his awin schip
1660 Mercurius Caledonius Dec. 31.
The Lord Ramsay, son to the Earl of Dalhousie
1684 Symson Descr. Galloway (1823) 101.
So Castle Kennedy … affoords a title to the Earl of Cassillis his eldest son, who is stil'd Lord Kennedy
1695 Ayr Chart. 73.
To the Earl of Cassillis and the lord Kennedy his son
1695 Hist. Clan Gregor II. 276.
For as much as ane noble lord, John lord Murray, is pleased [etc.]

d. Prefixed to the Christian name of a gentleman of noble birth. See also 24 d.Commonly of the sons or younger brothers of Kings or titled noblemen. 15.. Lord Fergus' Gaist 3.
Off lord Fergus gaist
1558-66 Knox I. 264, 5.
The lord James, then Priour of Sanctandrois, … this same lord James, now erle of Murray
Ib. 458.
Lord Robert Stewart … was the first that isched out
1574 Rec. Earld. Orkney 135.
The sheriff court of Orknay … haldin … be ane nobill and potent lord, lord Robert Stevart
a1578 Pitsc. I. 267/8.
The lordis … chargit lord Patrick Lyndsay of the Byris to be … first wottar in the consall
Ib. 344/1.
His promeis to lord William [sc. Howard]
1585 Acts III. 396/1.
The l. Claude Hamiltoun, … his weilbelouitt lord Claude Hamiltoun sone lauchfull to vmquhile James Duik of Chattelerault
1588 Exch. R. XXI. 335.
To the said Andrew lord Dingwell, … to the said lord Andrew
c1590 J. Stewart II. 24/323.
Lord Roland dochtelie [etc.]
c1612 Skene Memorabilia 14.
Natiuitie of l. Charles; lord Charles the Kingis secund sone wes borne
1654 Fam. Innes 175.
Your lordships sone lord Neill
1661 Mercurius Caledonius Jan. 7.
The Lord Marquesse himself, his brother Lord Robert [etc.]
1684 Fountainhall Decis. I. 299.
The Lord Neill Campbell, Argyle's brother, is confined
1690 Ayr & Gall. Coll. VI. 126.

e. In other uses.With (2) cf. Lourdan n. 1.(1) 1461 Soc. Ant. XXVI. 466.
Johne Maiel, govldsmithe and verlete off chamer til the lord the Dalfyne
1665 Lamont Diary 180.
Mr William Sharpe, … the lord St. Androws brother
(2) 1531 Bell. Boece II. 239.
This spy wes callit lord Dane: quhilk is now tane for ane idill limmer [L. Dictus est is explorator dominus Danus vulgo lordain: quod nomen (etc.)]
1535 Stewart 38309.
Thairfoir ilkane callit him the lord and Dayne, … That ȝit sensyne quhair tha se ane Dane man For greit dispyte tha call him ane lurdan The quhilk suld be mair proper ane lord Dene
c1679 Kirkton Hist. 200.
While they quartered in these poor families, none of the old Lord Danes were so insolent

23. In sense 3 above: Lord (of the) Ilis, Lord (of) sanct John(is (= Preceptor of the Knights Hospitallers of St. John), Lord of Litill Egypt.(1) 1203 Highland P. I. 76.
[(Reginald, son of Somerled) dominus de Inchegall
1354 Ib.]
Inter nobiles viros Johannem de Yle, dominum Insularum … et Joannem de Larin, dominum Ergadie
1408 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 68.
That the lord of the Ilys haffis tak of the Erll of Mureff
c1420 Wynt. ix. 2026.
A lordis douchtyr of Ireland … Wes weddit wyth a gentyllman The lord of the Ilis bruthir
1494 Treas. Acc. I. 233.
For the making of the lord Ilis claythis
Ib. 235.
Gevin to the lord of the Ilis
c1515 Asl. MS. I. 231/25, 232/18. 1513 Acta Conc. Public Aff. 7.
Forsamekle as Lauchlane McClane of Dowald … has … maid ane lord of the Iles tending to usurp the kingis properte in tha partis
a1538 Abell 98 b. ?1549 Monro W. Isles 9. c1615 Chron. Kings 32. 1611 Scrymgeour Invent. (S.R.S.) 53. c 1650 Highland P. I. 22.(2) 1488–91 Treas. Acc. I. 166.
The compt of schir William Knollis, Lord Sanct Johnis of Jerusalem, thesaurare
1491 Acts II. 228/1.
The barony of Baltroddo … pertening to William lord of Sanct Johns to be … callit … the barony … of Sanct Johne
1493 Edinb. Chart. 172.
Archibald erle of Angus, etc., … Robert lord Lile, Williame lord Borthuik, Laurence lord Oliphaunt, Williame lord of Sanct Johns [etc.]
1495 Treas. Acc. I. 208.
The said lord Sanct Johnis, … the said lord of Sanct Johnnis
1572-5 Diurn. Occurr. 62.
James lord of Sanctiohne
a1578 Pitsc. I. 396/6.(3) 1540–1 Macritchie Gypsies 37; etc.
Johnne Faw, lord and erle of Litill Egipt

24. My lord. Ferrerius in Hector Boethius Scotorum Historiæ (1575) 397 b.
Hoc eodem tempore delecti sunt aliquot regni barones, nimirum, ab Hvvme, Torrekis, Olyphant, Drummonde, My lordi (vt ipsi vocant) in supplementum Parlamenti eorum
Ib. 400 b.
Comes videlicet Glencarne à Kylmavvris, My lordi (quos vocant) à Sempyll, ab Erschine, Ruthen
1596 Dalr. I. 112/22, 24.
The thrid [rank] my lordes, the fourt thir nobilis quha with vthiris natiouns … ar nocht fund [L. tertium comites, quartum illi nobiles, qui apud alias nationes … non vigent, et a nobis my lords vocantur]. This name, my lord, appeires til vs in it sa gret dignitie to conteine that for honouris cause we gyne it evin sa to bischopes, erles and to thame quha ar hie magistrats and in cheif honour

a. Used in place of a specific designation of rank, chiefly of earls and other high-ranking nobles or of abbots and prelates. As my lord of Mar, of Abirdene.(1) c 1439 Antiq. Aberd. & B. IV. 189.
That it is appointyt … betwex my lorde of Mar … and Sir Alisander of Forbes … that the sayde lorde of Forbes has submittyt hyme [etc.]
1473–4 Treas. Acc. I. 5, etc. 1488 Lanark B. Rec. 4.
The xxti crownis that was gewin to my lord of Angus
1512 Treas. Acc. IV. 371.
Ane nycht the quhilk the Kingis grace sowpit with my lord of Murray, my forsaid lord of Murray propinit [etc.]
1544 Ib. VIII. 326. 1569–70 6th Rep. Hist. MSS. App. 650/1.
Me lord of Mar and lard of Lochlevin and I
1569–70 Waus Corr. 66.
To my lord of Barnbaroch deliuer this
1577–8 Ib. 167, etc. 1576 Ib. 129.
Me loyrde of Cassilis tak of bailyerie … sett to my father
1577 3rd Rep. Hist. MSS. App. 419/1. 1615 Highland P. III. 212.
In presence of my lord of Binning, secretair
1626 Justiciary Cases I. 42.
Subscryuit be my lord chanceller, my lord of Mar, my lord of Melrois
1665-76 Lauder Jrnl. 176, etc.(2) 1473–4 Treas. Acc. I. 10, etc.
Sauld to my lorde of Orknaa
1501 Ib. II. 90.
To my lord of Abirdene … and with him my lordis of Lenax and Scone in propir persone
1513–4 Acta Conc. in Fife Sheriff Ct. 288.
Of my lord of Ylis
1515 Fife Sheriff Ct. 19. 1532 Acta Conc. Public Aff. 374.
In absence of my lord of Cambuskynneth, president
1540 Maxwell Mem. I. 408.1562 Ib. 298. 1540 Lynd. Sat. 2819.
Without my lord of Spiritualitie Thairto consent with all this haill cleargie
1598 Bks. Adjournal (MS.) Old Ser. III. 3 Nov. (see sense 28 (2)).

b. Prefixed to the territorial or family name of a ‘lord’ (as at 22 a and c), earl or nobleman of higher rank. 1473 Treas. Acc. I. 44.
To my lorde Albany
1512 Elphinstone Mun. 18.
Becaus my said lord Elphinstoun has [etc.]
1513–14 Acta Conc. Public Aff. 8.
For Bonoch [etc.] … my lord Huntlie, … for Baidȝenach my lord Gordoun [sc. his son]
1553 Balcarres P. 313.
My lord Obenye hes don well beyond the hilles
1567–8 Crim. Trials I. i. 494.
Thai war friends of my lord Bothwilis
1573–4 Glasg. B. Rec. I. 452.
Gevin … to my lord Boyd, prouest
1572-5 Diurn. Occurr. 61.
Thir ar the names of the temporall lordis and erlis … , my lord duke, my lord of Arrane, … my lord Gordoun for the erle of Huntlie, … my lordis Athole, Crawfurde [etc.] … , my lordis Ruthvene, Glammis [etc.]
Ib. 62, etc. 1618 Lithgow Poet. Rem. 11.
Dedicate to my lorde Grahame, earle Montrose
1621 Acts IV. 593/1.
Lordis, Forbes be the lord Elphingstoun, … Kinclevin by my lord Carnegie
1644 Baillie II. 130.
My lord Essex came to the Assemblie
1649 Lamont Diary 5. 1666 Laing MSS. I. 354.
My loird Lithgois regement
1665-76 Lauder Jrnl. 176, 7, 186, 201.
My lord Lauderdale, Middleton, Torphichen, Roxbrugh
1672 Rothesay B. Rec. 236.
In my lord Levingstouns company

c. Also (infreq.) similarly used of a prelate, abbot or commendator of an abbacy.The 1597 quot. is conceivably as sense 26. 1546 Reg. Privy C. I. 34.
My lordis Paslay and Simple
1559–60 Soc. Ant. XI. 521.
My lord Dumblane allowed of the ij c. and l. pundis
1597 Acts IV. 156/1.
Act in fauoris of my lord Tungland, … the infeftment grantit be his hienes to Mr. Wm. Meluill, commendater of Tungland

d. Prefixed to a Christian name: cf. 22 d. 1562–92 Wode's Psalter in Sc. Ch. Hist. Soc. I. 42.
My lord James who efter was Erle of Murray and Regent

25. a. In the mock titles (my) lord of Bonaccord, (In)obedience, (Un)rason, see also these words. 1519 Mill Mediæv. Plays 141.
To Alexander Ruderfurd and Willeam Turing lordis of Bonacord sex merkis to … help to thare abellement for honour of the gud tovne
1538 Ib. 144.
For the strublens of my lordis of Bonacordis
1561 Crim. Trials I. i. 409.
James Cowper, tailȝeour, come in will for arte and parte of the chesing of George Durye in Robert Hude, vtherwayis calland and nemmand him lord of Obedience amangis the craftismen
Ib. 410.
Andro Richeman convict for assistence to the said lord of Inobedience
1565 Arbroath B. Rec. in Mill Mediæv. Plays 164.
Thom Grant is maid fre man of the broith and … sall paj to my lord of Rason, vj s. viij d.

b. Lord of the trone, trone-lord. (? Orig. ironically).Appar., one of a group of licensed porters, rough labourers or odd-job men, ? who had their stance near the Tron of Edinburgh. In the 18th and early 19th centuries the ‘trone-lords’ or ‘trone-men’ of Edinburgh were the town's chimney sweeps, who had a hut near the Tron, and who are also recorded to have assisted as labourers at executions. 1623–24 M. Works Acc. (ed.) II. 158.
To James Prenteis [and three others] they being the four lordis of the trone
1633 Lithgow Poet. Rem. 112.
And last, to lord them all, there are trone lords, Which beare sad burdens, bund with … cords, That sometimes serue the hangman, scaffolds make For execution

c. Grass lord of the ky, appar., an official of Kirkcudbright who had charge of the cattle-herding. 1643 Kirkcudbright B. Rec. II. 692.
The grass lord of the ky to enter ane hird to the ky

26. As a complimentary designation of a lord of session.Cf. also sense 24 c.For other styles see 14 (3), (4) and 14 e (1), and, the more formal style, Senatour n.(1) 1615 Misc. New Spald. C. I. 114.
Mylne, James, servant to the lord of Curriehill
1632 Aberd. Council Lett. I. 372.
My lord Scotstarvet is cum downe and hard the said caus called this day
1649 Lamont Diary 3. [1657 Monk in Brunton & Haig 362, 363.
The lord South-hall, who was one of your Highness' commissioners for administration of justice to the people of Scotland, … the lord Balcomie, another of the said commissioners]
1658 Baillie III. 356.
That Mr Guthrie opposed my lord Waristouns resuming his place of Register
1661 Acts VII. 4/2.
[Sederunt of Parliament, Commissioners for the Barons include for Lanark] the Lord Lee, Sir Robert Hamiltoun of Silvertounhill [but in 1665, 9 Lee appears as Sir Ja. Lockhart of Lee]
1665 Ib. 527/1.1669 Ib. 549/1. 1661 Ib. 345/2.
The losses sustained be the lord Colingtoun
1663 Reg. Privy C. 3 Ser. I. 470.
The Earle of Tueiddale, Lords Halcartoun, Lie and Justice Clerk
1665 Laing MSS. I. 345.
The lord advocat and lord Stair being for the lords
1672 Lauder Jrnl. 210.
Mr Andro Ballantyne brother to the sometyme lo. Newhall
1676 Ib. 224.
James Foulls, … younger of Colinton, by the name of lord Reidfuird was admitted … a lord
Ib. 287.
My lord Foord's practiques
Ib. 209, 212, 213, etc. 1677 Aberd. Council Lett. VI. 90.
It wes called in the utterhous before my lord Hattoune
(2) 1633 Lithgow Poet. Rem. 111.
First then for Lords of Session none should be Call'd Lords for no respect, of what degree; Saue only two, Lord Chauncelor … And the Lord President
c1650 Spalding II. 173.
Mr Archibald Johnstoun wes clerk to this assembly, who wes named my lord (being indeid ane of the lordis of sessioun)

27. As a complimentary prefix to a specific designation of high rank or office, as (my) lord Erl, Bischop etc.Also the lord King: cf. sense 30.For examples of my lord duke. see Duke n.1 1 b.(1) 1393 Reg. Morton II. 190.
That fornemyt lord erle hase grantyt [etc]
1396 Sc. Ant. XIV. 217c 1439 Antiq. Aberd. & B. IV. 190. 1478 Lennox Mun. 116.
To the quhilk the sayd lord erl is content
1497 Acta Conc. II. 80.
The quhilk abbot … was examynit be the sade lord vicare generale
1498 Ib. 177.
The lord prior of Sanctandros
1616 Bk. Univ. Kirk III. 1122 (see sense 28 (6) (b)). 1642 Second Disc. Northern Scout 6.
To see how lown-like our lord bishops walkes up and down London
1661 Mercurius Caledonius 7 Jan.
[The body] of his excellency the lord Marquesse of Montrose
1663 Alford Rec. 26.
The right reverend Father in God Alexander, by the mercie of God lord bishope of Aberdene
1673 Ib. 200.
It is appoynted by the lord bishop and synod that [etc.]
14.. Burgh Laws ii in Adv. Lib. MS. 25. 4. 15.
[A newly admitted burgess] sall suer feute to the lorde king & to the balȝes [etc.]
(2) 1456 Misc. Bann. C. III. 97.
My lord erl of Ros
1473 Treas. Acc. I. 40.
For my lorde princis chalmire
1513–14 Acta Conc. Publ. Aff. 8.
For the reule of Sutherland my lord bischop of Cathnes
My lord Huntlie and lord erle Marschell and lard of Finlaiter
1514 Ib. 14.
My lord postulate of Cambuskynneth, secretar
1518 Fife Sheriff Ct. 124.
My lord dene of Dunkeld
1531 Haddington B. Rec. in Soc. Ant. II. 390.
That my lord erll Bothwell desyrit … xl li. … to be delyverit be hym to the lord Setone
1532 Acta Conc. Public Aff. 388. 1532 Acts Sederunt i. 8.
The Kingis grace hes chosin my lordis archbischop of Sanct Andrews, erle of Rothes and lord Erskin to be lordis of his sessioune
1545 Reg. Privy C. I. 1.
At the consel … of my lord governour my lordis cardinal and Ergile
1564 Waus Corr. 34.
Chalmerlane to me loyrde bischoipe of Galvay
1568–9 St. A. Kirk S. 315.
James Thomsoun … being somound wytht my lord superintendentis lettres
1654 Fam. Innes 174.
Copie of my lord Marques off Argyell letter
(3) 1540 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 170.
In presens of our lord bischop of Abirden

28. As a complimentary prefix to the designations of officers of state.See also Heich adj. 4 b.As my lord, (the) lord (greit, heich) chalmerlane, chancellour, clerk of register, etc. For definitions of these offices and some further examples, see the various separate entries (and, in some cases, the Suppl.), esp. Elemosinar n. (b), Justice clerk n. 2, Justice deput(t n., Lion (King at Arms) Lioun n., President n. Lord advocat, ‘the King's advocate’, who represented the crown in the courts of law. Lord governour, said of Albany (1406–20), Albany (1515–24), and Arran (1542–54): see also Governour n. (2).(a) 1489 Acts II. 220/2.
To be of the Kingis secrett consale twa bischopis [etc.] … vi baronis with my lordis chancellare, maister of houshald, chaumerlane, chaumerlane of chaumer, priue sele, secretare, thesaurare, clerk of register
1546 Ib. 598/2.
It is … ordanit that my lordis chancelar, thesaurar, priue sele, secretar, comptrollar be of counsell and remane continualie therupoun
1555 Exch. R. XVIII. 378.
My lord clerk of register. Pleis rasaif this rentaile subscrivit be my lord comptrollar, and caus the samyn be registratt
1568 Bk. Univ. Kirk I. App. liii.
My lordis president of session, secretare, advocat, clerk of registre, justice clerk, lord Provand and Mr Henry Balnavis, or any three of them, to decyde the controversie
(b) 1578 Acts III. 96/1.
Our souerane lordis officiaris, to wot the lordis chancellair, thesaurair, secretair, comptrollair, clerkis of register, justiciarie, advocatt and kepar of the previe seall
1607 Misc. Spald. C. II. 221.
For eschewing of … contentioune betuix the saidis lordis marshall and constable
1651 Ib. 244.
Then the lords great constable and marishall went to the four corners of the stage
1661 Acts VII. 48/2.
With his majesties commissioner, the lord chancellour, lord thesaurer, lord president of the councill, lord privy seall, the lord secretary
Ib. 200/2.
The lord commissioner & lords of the articles haveing heard the president of the session, the lord register, the lord advocat and thesaurer deput concerning the precedencie due to them in their severall offices
1682 Conv. Burghs IV. 30.
That … the said comittie … make ane address in name of the burrows to the lord high chancellar and lord high thesaurer
1667 Misc. Maitl. C. III. 149, 150.1690 Ib. 171.(1) 1557 Admir. Ct. Bk. (S) 7.
Michaell Gilbert … factour for my lord admirale … for my lord admirallis deuitie of the schippis … takin be the schip callit the Kait
1558 Ib. 72.
The supplicatioun gevin in to my lord grit admirale sittand in jugement
1632 Reg. Privy C. 2 Ser. IV. 541.
Alexander erle of Linlithgow lord high admirall of this kingdome
(2) 1598 Bks. Adjournal (MS.) Old Ser. III. 3 Nov.
Prelocutouris. My lord of Lindores, Tullybardin younger, my lord aduocat, [etc.]
1625 Justiciary Cases I. 26.
My lord aduocat [sc. Sir William Oliphant] producet the dittayis aganis the personnes on pannell
1627 Ib. 71, etc. Ib. 78.
My lord aduocattis [Oliphant and Sir Thomas Hope] takis instrumentis of the productioun of the said supplicatioun
1629 Lowther's Jrnl. 29.
The lord advocate … is in nature of the King's attorney at London and pleads for the King when anything toucheth him
1632 Aberd. Council Lett. I. 370.
My lord advocatt
1661 Acts VII. 336/1 marg.
Recommendation in favours of Sir John Fletcher, lord advocat
1672 Lauder Jrnl. 210.
Archerfield … my lo. advocat's dwelling
(3) 1500 Conv. Burghs I. 505.
It is thocht expedient … be my lord chalmerlane [etc.]
1500 Acta Conc. II. 437. 1580 Reg. Privy C. III. 316.
Personis sa electit salbe subject to the commandiment of the said lord heich chalmerlane … and sall not depart without licence … obtenit of the said lord chalmerlane
1581 Acts III. 229/1.
The lord greit chalmerlane
(4) 1473 Treas. Acc. I. 44.
To my lorde chancellar
1496–7 Acta Conc. II. 65; etc.
Til compere before my lord chancellour, schiref principale of Wigtoun
1516 Treas. Acc. V. 97. 1532 Facs. Nat. MSS. III. xx. 1537–8 M. Works Acc. (ed.) I. 236, etc. 1589 Edinb. B. Rec. V. 7. 1614 M. Works Acc. (ed.) I. 343. 1615 Highland P. III. 214.
That the instructionis … wer vnder my lord chancellaris hand, … with my lard [sic] chancellaris hand
1618 Edinb. B. Rec. VI. 183; etc. 1648 Ib. VIII. 180. 1498 Acta Conc. II. 185.
Auent the charge gevin writin be the Kingis hienes to his lord chancellour and his lordis of consale
(b) 1592 Acts III. 564/2.
Johnne lord of Thirlestane his hienes chancellair … to caus the … actis … to be deliuerit … as the said lord chancellour … sall think expedient
1615 Highland P. III. 235.
That the instrucsionis … wer subscryuit be the lord cancellar
1685 Edinb. B. Rec. XI. 145. 1707 Conv. Burghs IV. 432.
The Lord Chancellor of Scotland
(c) 1625 Acts V. 175/1.
Sir George Hay … lord heigh chancellour of this kingdome
1687 Edinb. B. Rec. XI. 206.
The right honorable the Erle of Perth, lord high chancelor of Scotland
(5) 1649 Bk. Sederunt (2 June).
The quhilk day lykwyse my lord clerk of registre … produced in presence of the lords [etc.]
a1639 Spotsw. Hist. (1677) App. 33.
At the other table sits the lord clerk of registers with his deputy-clerks who are the clerks of the parliament
(6) 1610 Bk. Univ. Kirk III. 1100.
The same [a roll of excommunicated persons] being presented … to my lord commissioner, his lordship may cause the secret councel take order with them
1666 Edinb. B. Rec. X. 18.
The counsell … doe appoynt the lord provost and baillies to attend my lord commissioners grace
(b) 1616 Bk. Univ. Kirk III. 1122.
The assemblie hes desyrit the lord commissioner and lord archbishop moderator to wryte thir letters to the said lord marqueis
1639 Acts V. 252/2.
The lord commissionaris grace and haill noblemen
1660 Mercurius Caledonius Dec. 31.
His majesties pallace, the present residence of the Lord Commissioner
1662 Acts VII. 371/1, etc. 1678 Conv. Burghs IV. 8. 1690 Acts IX. 111. 1706 Conv. Burghs IV. 387.
His grace the Duke of Queensberry, lord commissioner to the ensueing sessione of parliament
(7) 1533 Treas. Acc. VI. 100.
To Umfra Murdo, my lord comptrollaris servand
1546 Ib. VIII. 479. 1559 M. Works Acc. (ed.) I. 298.
The expensses maid be me lord controwar of the oupputting of the paynttyt chabyll
1587 Conv. Burghs I. 251. 1595 Ib. 460.(8) 1593 Edinb. B. Rec. V. 104.
To gif thair best avyse … to the lord conservatour
1606 Conv. Burghs II. 228. 1610 Ib. 297.
Ane dewtie of ten schillings gritt grantit to my lord conservator
(9) 1554–5 Misc. Spald. C. II. 215.
In presence of me Lyoun King of Arms … the said Williams arms to be taken from him and his person delivered to my lord constable to be punished [etc.]
15.. Clar. v. 2612.
The lord constabill to the King is gone
1633 Misc. Spald. C. II. 230.
We … have at large considered of the said lord high constable his supplication and of his said office
1641 Ib. 239, etc. 1660 Mercurius Caledonius Dec. 31.
At their arrivall at the Parliament Yard they were received by the Lord High Constable of Scotland, the Earl of Arroll
(10) 1410 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 75.
The forsaid lord the gouuernour, … the forsaid lord gouuernour
1515 Acts II. 282/2.
That the fredomes … of halie kirk … be obseruit … in the tyme of our souerane lord and my lord gouernour
1515 Edinb. B. Rec. I. 157.
Quhill my lord gouernouris hame coming
1515 Acta Conc. Public Aff. 38. a1568 Bann. MS. 78 b/7.
Our lord gouernour this sedull send we thé
1542 Acts II. 411/2.
To be lele and trew to the said lord gouernour, tutur to the quenis grace
1546 Acta Conc. Public Aff. 548.(11) 1511 Treas. Acc. IV. 319.
To my lorde justice expensis beand at the airis
1611 Crim. Trials III. 214.
My lord justice to advert thairvnto
1624 Macritchie Gypsies 101.
To my lord justice generall
1657 Balfour Ann. I. 58.
Allane Durwarke, lord cheiffe justice of Scotland
(12) 1564 Laing MSS. I. 21.
To his verie good lord and broder my lord justice clerk of Scotland
1585 Acts III. 387/1.(13) 1517 Acta Conc. Public Aff. 85.
The lord kepar of the Kingis graice for the tyme sall have all Davidis towr
(14) 1438 Acts II. 32/2.
That thar suld be twa sessionis ȝerly in the quhilkis the lorde lieutenent [sc. Angus] ande the Kyngis chosyn consal sall sit
1449 Ib. 34/2.
The schiref sall … denunce thame … opinly to the lorde luftennande
1453 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 403.
The said principales … wald noght admit the said Ranald as depute to the lievtenand, becaus … he wald noght find caucion … that the lord lievtenand suld hald ferme … quhat the said Ranald did
1547 Reg. Privy C. I. 81.
As thai salbe commandit be the said lord lieutennent
(b) 1545 Douglas Corr. 155.
The guvernour … ville nocht that me lord leuttenent sal see ther commission
1547 Corr. M. Lorraine 209.
That … the hous … be my lord lyutenent … salbe deffendit
1552 Antiq. Aberd. & B. III. 277.
My sayd lord luftennent [Huntly]
1594 Warrender P. (S.H.S.) II. 272.
To be reddie to accompanie my lord luiftenant [Huntly] at the nixt proclamatione
(c) 1684 Cromarty Corr. 37.
My lord marquis of Athole, lord leuvtenant of Argylshyre
1685 Ib. 38.(15) ? 1599 Lindsay Secundus Armorial in Edinb. Biblio. Soc. Trans. II. (1946) 407.
Lord Lyon King of Armes, Sir David Lindesay of the Mount, Knicht
1632 Dumbarton B. Rec. 37.
Ane warrand direct be Sir James Balfour lord Lyoun
1637 Aberd. B. Rec. in J. H. Stevenson Heraldry (1914) I. 93.
Anent the mater of armes pursuit be the lord Lyon aganes the town
(16) 1568 Douglas Chart. 265.
My lord meisteir mairschall, luiftennent [etc.]
1589 Edinb. B. Rec. IV. 543.
That my lord merchell is to pas to Denmark as imbassadour
1594–5 Misc. Spald. C. V. 119.
For … kareing of hir [sc. the Maiden] to the hill and hame again to my lord merschells clois
(17) 1598 Acts IV. 179/2.
Schir Richart Cokburne of Clarkington, knicht, lord preavie seall
1599 Ayr Chart. 4. 1630 Reg. Privy C. 2 Ser. III. 662.
Your majesteis officiar of estait the lord privie seill is prejudgit
(18) 1567–8 Reg. Privy C. I. 608.
Prepositioun being maid to the lordis of articles … of the greit zeil … borne be my lord regentis grace
1569 Ib. 684, etc. 1569 Misc. Spald. C. III. 245. 1571 Lanark B. Rec. 56.
All maner of persones … to … meit my lord regent in Lythquow
1569-73 Bann. Memor. 338. 1572 Peebles B. Rec. 337. 1575–6 Reg. Privy C. II. 489. 1572-5 Diurn. Occurr. 140.(b) 1574 Invent. Wardrobe 200.
Ordaning the said lord regent to … seik … all our soverane lordis jowellis
(19) 1638 Baillie I. 130.
The commissioner then required instruments in my lord register's hands of his protestation since the clerk refused
1644 Acts VI. i. 97/2. 1650 Ib. ii. 573/2.
The estaittis … ordanes the l. register to keep the haill paperis quhilk [etc.]
1680 Edinb. B. Rec. X. 405.
[The] stable in the Society Wynd whilk wes possest be the lait lord register
1685 Acts Sederunt ii. 163. 1687 Edinb. B. Rec. XI. 211.
The coachhouse possest by the Viscount of Tarbet lord register in the Castlehill
1696 Cunningham Diary xxxvi.(20) 1511 Treas. Acc. IV. 175.
Deliverit be my lord secretar [Richard Murehede, dean of Glasgow] for tua trigentale missis
1513–4 Acta Conc. Public Aff. 11. 1532 in Lynd. IV. 257.
To my lord secretar vjc frankis
1533 Treas. Acc. VI. 155.
To my lord secretar [Thomas Erskine of Brechin]
1537–8 M. Works Acc. (ed.) I. 228, etc. 1582 Colville Lett. 11.
Kissing mest humlie the handis of my lord secretary
1592 Warrender P. (S.H.S.) II. 180.
Your majesties protectioun of my lord secretare
1661 Reg. Privy C. 3 Ser. I. 16.
That the lord secretary [Lauderdale] would make known [etc.]
1697 G. Dallas System of Styles (1697) Dedic.
John, earl of Tullibarden … and Lord Secretary of State for the kingdom of Scotland
(21) c1475 Wall. vii. 938.
Wndir saifte off Jamys than lord stewart
Ib. viii. 1701
Jamys gud lord the stewart off Scotland
1628 Reg. Privy C. 2 Ser. II. 526.
Manie of the pryme officiars of estait who wer not ranked in that act, as namelie the lord stewart, the admirall, mairshall, constable, high justice and isher
(22) 1512 Treas. Acc. IV. 320.
To my lord thesauraris expensis
1531 M. Works Acc. (ed.) I. 56. 1596–7 Exch. R. XXIII. 509.
Lord thesauraris acquittance
1622 M. Works Acc. (ed.) II. 146.
Ane particular note thairof … to certifie my lord thesaurer thairof for his extraordinar chairges
1631 Justic. Cases I. 178.
The loird thesorar of England
1661 Acts VII. 48/1.
Johne earle of Craffurd & Lindesay, lord thesaurer
1618 Macgibbon & Ross V. 549.
My lord thesaurar depute and the mr of wark tuke jorney … to sie his majesties warkis at Lithgow
(b) 1618 Lithgow Poet. Rem. 11.
John earle of Marre, lord high thesaurer of Scotland
1620 Grant Chart. 217. 1623 M. Works Acc. (ed.) II. 137.

29. As a complimentary prefix to any particular designation of office or status of a prelate or nobleman. 1501 Acta Conc. III. 91.
[The parties] sal present til the said lord jug [the Bishop of Dunkeld as arbitrator] ane persone [etc.]
1545 Douglas Corr. 159.
To the rycht honorable mee lord varden off the Middille Marches off England
1580 McNaught Kilmaurs 348.
Be the vmquhill mychtie and potent lordis, Cuthbert erle of Glencarne lord lyfrenter of our said barronie with consent and [sic in pr.] of Williame thanne maister of Glencarne lord fear thairof
1584 Aberd. Sheriff Ct. I. 315.
[Payable] to my lord shref principall
1601 Conv. Burghs II. 104.
My lord duik of Lennex is … imbassadour for his maieste … be the moyane of my said lord imbassadour

b. (My) lord provest, orig. applied to titled provosts of certain burghs, later also to provosts who were not noblemen.(1) 1487 Edinb. B. Rec. I. 52.
The quhilk day a richt nobill michty Patrick lord Hales my lord provest chosin of this burgh for this yeir
1513–14 Ib. 146.
My lord principale provest [Lord Home] hes interponit [etc.]
1572 Peebles B. Rec. I. 345.
My lord provest [Lord Hay of Yester] baillies, counsale and communite of … Peblis ordanis [etc.]
1575–6 Glasgow B. Rec. I. 458. 1593 Edinb. B. Rec. V. 102.1599 Ib. 246. 1605 Peebles B. Rec. I. 357. 1605 Edinb. B. Rec. in Hist. Fam. Seton 967.
Alexander Erle of Dunfermline lord Fyvie and provost of this burgh … the said lord provest acceptit his office
(2) 1562 Dundee B. Min. MS. I. 69.
Loird provosit Harbert Gledstanis
1597 Edinb. B. Rec. V. 199.
My lord provest [Henry Nesbett] proponit to Jhonn Watt [etc.]
1597 St. A. Kirk S. 832.
My lord provest [William Lermonth of Clatto], the commissar, Alexander Wynchister, elderis
c1610 Jok Uplandis Newis 6 a.
[Moderator:] Welcome my lord proveist
1618 Lithgow Poet. Rem. 38.
Dedicate to … Sir William Nisbet of Deane, knight, lord provost
1623 Aberd. Council Lett. I. 204.
To his trewlie worthie … brother the lord provost of Aberdeen. Please your lordship [etc.]
1629 Lowther's Jrnl. 29.
Under part of these courts is … the court of justice, and hard by is the lord provost's court
1633 Lithgow Poet. Rem. 111.
Then there's Lord Provost plac'd in eu'ry towne And Jack made Lord was yesterday a clowne
1673 Lauder Jrnl. 260.
Payed out for my lord provest's use
1676 Ib. 217.
Sir Androw Ramsay … , lord provest of Edinburgh for the 10t year altogither, was received ane ordinar lord of the session
(3) 1675 Edinb. B. Rec. X. 244.
His sacred majestie by his … warrand the fourteine day of September 1667 ordained … that the lord provest of Edinburgh shall … have the preceidencie of all the subjects … efter my lord chancellor within … Edinburgh … because he designes to allow him and his successores the same priviledge of this … kingdome as to the capitall citeis of his majesties other kingdomes
1686 Fountainhall Chron. Notes Sc. Aff. (1822) 159.
Sir Andrew Ramsay got a letter frae the King in 1667 that he as Provost of Edinburgh should have the same precedencie that the Mayor of London had and that no other Provost should be called Lord Provost but he

c. The Lord Mayor of London. 1665 Laing MSS. I. 346.
It is not heir with the provest of Edinburgh as with the lord major of London

d. As a complimentary prefix to the designations of other officials.Including (my) lord rectour (of a University).In a passage of his ‘Scotland's Welcome to King Charles’ headed ‘The abuses of diverse offices falsly intitulated Lords’ (1633 The Poetical Remains of William Lithgow, the Scotish Traveller 1618–60 (1863) 111–3), Lithgow satirizes the application of this prefix to lords of session (sense 26 (2) above), sheriffs, provosts (sense b (2) above), baillies, deans of gild, burgh and church treasurers, rectors, archdeans, ‘there Lord Doctor of the shyting Potion’, commissars (i.e. judges of commissariat), constables, and ‘Trone Lords’ (sense 25 b). The Lord Lyon's new style, though listed, is excluded from the condemnation accorded to the others. Lithgow concludes (pp. 112–3): All which are Lords; of diverse ranks each Creature, Even from the judges to the scume of Nature, … Which if it be not help'd, whats more ado? But stile my Pilgrime, Lord Traveller too.(1) 1574 St. A. Kirk S. 396.
The seat hes decernit first the play to be revisit be my lord rectour, minister, M. Johnne Rutherfurd provest of Sanct Saluatour College [etc.]
1593 Ib. 753.
And my lord rectour, Robert Wilke and uthers … to concur [etc.]
1633 Lithgow Poet. Rem. 112.
Some Kirks and Colledges afford I see Lord Rector, Lord Archdeane, Lord how do yee?
(2) 1599 Murray Lyon Hist. Lodge Edinb. 243.
My lord warden generall
1604-9 Grahame Anat. Hum. 26.
Mylord doctor [supra Domine Doctor]

30. Our lord, used alone or in apposition: in sense 3 or sense 4 above. Chiefly our lord the King.Chiefly early.Our soverane lord, see Soverane adj. Cf. also Lege Lord n.(1) 1390–1 Acts I. 216/2.
To the qwhilk our lorde the kyng answerit saiand [etc.]
1393 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 28, etc. 1397 Ib. No. 34 a.
At Jorge of Douglas … salled in to wyfe a dochtyr of ovre lorde the Kyngys
1398–9 Acts I. 210/2. 1426 Antiq. Aberd. & B. III. 202.
The qwhilk … land the said Dauy … sal hauld of our lorde the Kyng in chefe
14.. Reg. Maj. i. vi (MS. 25. 4. 15).
Anent thir personis our lorde the King biddis [etc.]
c1420 Bute MS. fol. 141. c1460 Alex. (Taym.) 2270.
It is nocht we, it is oure lord the King
(2) 1413 Antiq. Aberd. & B. IV. 643.
Till our lord the Ducke our gouernour
1421 (c 1680–1700) Maidment Anal. Scot. II. 30.
On the King's halfe … and our lord Mackduff, Duke of Albany, Earle of Fyfe and Monteith and Governor of Scotland
1439 Rec. Earld. Orkney 71.
Before owr lord the erle off Orknay
(3) 1423 (1430) Reg. Great S. 31/1.
Forquhy that our derast and mast redoutyt lord our fader [sc. the Earl of Douglas] has giffin [etc.]
At we sal be to the forsaid Michel in our lordis our faderis absence gud, trew and tender lord
(4) 1482–3 Acta Conc. II. cxxvi.
A charter of resignatioun in our lordis handis
1496 Ib. 29.
Our sade soverane lord advocat, maister James Henresone, being personaly present for oure lordis part and the said Robert lord Creichtone [etc.]

b. Also my lord in the same uses. 1417 Acts XII. 22/1.
With ony of my lorde the Kyngis liegis
a1500 Gol. & Gaw. 165.
Gif … [it] Has done my lord [sc. King Arthur] to displeise, that I him [sc. Kay] said ryght

31. My lord, used alone as a mode of reference to one entitled my lord as in senses 24, 26, 28 etc.See also 26 (2) and 29 d.In Wall. appar. more loosely, said of any one regarded as being of noble rank.sing. c 1439 Antiq. Aberd. & B. IV. 190.
Appon four dayis warnenyng quhen my lordis [sc. the Earl of Mar's] consale cummys til hyme
1473 Treas. Acc. I. 39.
Things coft for my lorde Prince, … to my lordis nurys [etc.]
1473 Antiq. Aberd. & B. III. 10.
The sayde myn lord has losit the redemtion [etc.]
c1475 Wall. iv. 34.
‘Quha aw this sowme?’ … ‘My lordis’, he said, ‘quhilk schirreff is of Ayr’
Ib. v. 245. Ib. ix. 1215.
My lord [sc. Wallace] … to dyner has yow cald In till Lochlewyn quhilk is a ryoll hald
1493 Halyb. 4.
Rassauit fra my lord [the Archbishop] in Sant Andros
c1500-c1512 Dunb. vi. 32, etc.
In my lordis bed of stait
1508 Aberd. B. Rec. I. xxi.
(The Bishop of Aberdeen)
1523 Carnwath Baron Ct. (ed.) 2, etc.
My lord [Lord Somerville] folloit in court all the tennandis of Quodquen
1530 Lindores Chart. 30. 1548–9 Corr. M. Lorraine 287.
(Earl of Huntly)
1562 Knox VI. 195.
As I can conceave, my lordes [sc. Kennedy, Abbot of Crossraguel] answer conteineth thre heades
1562–92 Wode's Psalter in Sc. Ch. Hist. Soc. I. 42.
And my lord [sc. Lord James Stewart, later Earl of Murray] commandit the said David to [etc.]
1567–8 Crim. Trials I. i. 494.
1568 Waus Corr. 61.
Quhat I may promes in my lordis [the Earl of Cassillis'] name, … Jhon l. Glammis
1572 Buch. Detect. 107.
As my lord [the Earl of Lennox] my maister alledgeis
1579 Athole Mun. I. No. 90.
That he hard my lord [the Earl of Atholl] say that he haid gottin offence
1586-7 Acc. Lady Bellenden 2.
To my lordis [sc. the Justice Clerk] sadill
1600 Crim. Trials II. 156, 284.
1602 Goudie Shetl. Antiq. 209. 1606 Reg. Privy C. VII. 182.
(Lord Maxwell)
1607 Misc. Maitl. C. I. 176.
For wesching of my lordis grace [the Duke of Lennox] lyning
1600-1610 Melvill 32.
My lord bischope … was in the papistrie; my lord's bischope is now, when my lord getts the benefice … and the Lord's bischope is the trew minister of the gospell
a1628 Carmichael Prov. No. 588.
God mak us all alike, as Jhon Blair said to my lord
1615 Highland P. III. 215.
[In] ane lettre … to my lord chancellour … he … desirit my lord outher [etc.]
1654 Fam. Innes 176.
1671 Lauder Jrnl. 216.
My lord Newbayth … falling to be ordinar in the utter house, Arthur … come to my lords chamber and boasted [etc.]
Ib. 221, 279.plur. 1570 Leslie 120.
The Erle of Arrane … spake for thame all and saide, ‘My lord Governour, … my loirds heir wald knaw the caus [etc.]’

b. In apposition to the title or designation of a nobleman or officer of state, as a complimentary formula. Cf. sense 6 c.Also his lord.sing. 1385 Red Bk. Menteith II. 260.
That my redoutyt lorde syr Robart Stewart Eryl of Fyfe and Menteth and Jon of Logy squyer [etc.]
1441–2 Foulis Chart. (Reg. H.) 18.
To a rycht he and mychty lorde my lorde Sir Alexander of Ila, erle of Ros and lorde of the ilis
1473 Treas. Acc. I. 46.
To a man … passande to my lorde the chancellar
1497 Halyb. 153.
My lord the Duce
1513 Doug. i. Prol. 86.
At the request of a lord of renown, … my speciall gud lord Henry lord Sanct Clair
1514 Acta Conc. Public Aff. 14.
My lord James erle of Arane, … my lord erle of Glencarn
1531 Lynd. IV. 255.
To my special lord my lord the gret secretar to our sowerain lord of Scotland
1575 Waus Corr. 96.
To the rycht honorabill and my gud lord Barnbarrauch
1575–6 Ib. 119.
To my waraye gud lord the lard of Barnbarrocht
1598 Edinb. B. Rec. in Hist. Fam. Seton 966.
That my lord Alexander lord Vrquhart and Fyvie, president, be put upon the leets
1569 Events Q. Mary & Jas. VI 25.
To his spetial gud lord and maistir, my lord archbischop of Glasgw, ambassador of Scotland in France
1575–6 Waus Corr. 117.
To his maist speciall lord Mr Patrik Waws of Barnbarroch
Ib. 106 etc.plur. 1474 Treas. Acc. I. 51.
Passande to my lordis the chancellar and the master of houshald
c 1558–9 Statutes Sc. Ch. 156–7.
Unto my lordis the prelatis

32. As a mode of address, chiefly my lord, my lordis. a. sing. Used alone as a mode of address to a king, nobleman, prelate, Court of Session judge, lord provost, etc.i.e. to persons entitled my lord as in previous senses: see also 26 (2) and 29 d.My soverane lord, see Soverane adj.(1) 1375 Barb. xx. 223 (E).
‘I thank yow gretly, lord,’ said he, ‘Off mony larges [etc.]’
1401 Aberd. B. Rec. (S.H.S.) 210.
Qwarfor, der lord, it is our consale … that … yhe wald asith, gif yhe ocht aw hym
a1500 Gol. & Gaw. 54. c1460 Alex. (Taym.) 1979, 80.
The douzepeiris … Said ‘Lord, quhat salbe done with this barnage?’ The King said ‘Lordis, ȝe se quhow this is gane [etc.]’
Ib. 1995.
Fair lord, we ar all at thi will
a1500 Seven S. 1761.
Syne thai all four … Said [sc. to the Emperor] ‘Lord, ȝe knaw that we haf art [etc.]’
c1500-c1512 Dunb. vii. 2.
Renownit, ryall, right reuerendand serene Lord, hie trywmphing in wirschip
1535 Stewart 38303.
Bekkand to him and calland him schir lord
1571 Maitland Sat. P. xxvii. 1.
Maist loyall lord [Mar], ay for thi lawtie lowitt
1618 Lithgow Poet. Rem. 21.
And so, illustrious lord [sc. the Earl of Montrose], approue my saying
(2) a1500 Henr. Fab. 1043.
Than Lowrence said: ‘My lord, speir not at me, [etc.]’
Ib. 1066.
‘ … For Goddis lufe, my lord, gif me the law Of this lurker’
a1500 Seven S. 1405.
Than was the lord gretly anoyit, … ‘My lord’, said scho, ‘I wnderstud [etc.]’
c1500-c1512 Dunb. xxix. 33.
And all men sayis, my lord, that ȝe Can best remeid … .Quod Dumbar to the King
15.. Edinb. Univ. MS. La.iv.6.
[Fair] weil, my lord, haif paciens, [We] wyit ȝov nocht of vnpresens [etc.]
1540 Lynd. Sat. 2825.
Forsuith my lord [sc. Spirituality] I think we suld conclude
1543 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 190.
My lord [Huntly] we recommend our … humil seruice vnto your lordschip
c1550 Lynd. Meldrum 358. 1558-66 Knox I. 265.
[Lord James] said unto him [the bishop], ‘Fy, my lord, … will ye not go to your chalmer … ?’ His answer was, ‘I am weall whare I am, my lord, [etc.]’
1562 Ib. VI. 177, 195.
(Kennedy, Abbot of Crossraguel)
1565 Facs. Nat. MSS. III. lvi.
Rycht honorable my verray gude lord
1569–70 Waus Corr. 66.
My lord [sc. Waus of Barnbarroch], … ye sall wit [etc.]
1575 Ib. 95, 96, 100; etc. 1582 Ib. 242; Ib. 257 etc.
Me lord
Ib. 259.
My loird
1583 Sempill Sat. P. xlv. 808.
Were not bechance he had a man That with his maister roundit than: ‘My lord, I kend yone lowne in Parise … ’
1592–3 James VI in Misc. Spald. C. III. 213.
I troue ye ar not sa unuyse, milorde [sc. Huntly], as to misinterprete [etc.]
1632 Aberd. Council Lett. I. 372.
My lord [sc. provost of Aberdeen] it wil not amis [etc.]
1654 Fam. Innes 174.
My werrie honorrabill lord
1662 Bentinck Dornoch 240.
My lord [Strathnaver], I perceaue that [etc.]
1664 Stair in Brunton & Haig 365.
My lord [Lord President Gilmour], I have alreadie [etc.]
1671 Lauder Jrnl. 216.
Newbayth having complained … Arthur … declared he only said, My lord, if you continue to do me wrong [etc.]

b. plur. As a mode of address to a group of noblemen or to Parliament or a section of it. Latterly chiefly my lordis.(1) 1375 Barb. vi. 542.
He … said, ‘Lordis, we haf no mycht At this tyme for to stand and ficht’
Ib. viii. 235 (E), xi. 271 (E), etc. ?1438 Alex. i. 1928.
Keip ȝour honour, lordis
Ib. ii. 9633. c1420 Wynt. vii. 5189.
Lordis, on qwhat manere Will yhe ryn at this justyng here?
a1500 Henr. Test. Cress. 494.
Worthie lordis, … To vs lipper part of ȝour almous deid
c1475 Wall. viii. 40.
‘Lordis [sc. Parliament],’ he said, ‘this is ane wncouth cace’
c1460 Alex. (Taym.) 1980: (a (1) above).(2) 1540 Lynd. Sat. 2515.
My lords ȝe knaw the thrie estaits For Common-weill suld mak debaits
Ib. 2536. Ib. 2551.
My worthy lords sen ȝe haue taine on hand Sum reformatioun to mak [etc.]
Ib. 2560; etc. Ib. 2693.
My spirituall lordis ar ȝe content?
a1570-86 Maitland Maitl. F. ci. 65.
My lordis all that ar deuydit Could ȝe aggre it wer the best
1572 Facs. Nat. MSS. III. lxiii.
My very good lords hauinge receaued aduertismente of yowr lordshippes frendly dealings [etc.]
1570 Leslie 120.
Ane noble wyse man proponit unto the lordis in this manner, ‘My lordis, hether we be cumin be the commaund of my lord governor the Duik of Albany; and [etc.]’
a1578 Pitsc. I. 269/12.
The King … burst fourtht … in this maner … , ‘My lordis, I sall fight this day [etc.]’

c. plur. Also addressed to other audiences, as the readers or hearers of a literary work.(1) 1375 Barb. xix. 76 (C).
‘Lordis’, he said, ‘Quhar-to pres ȝe To se at myscheiff sic a knycht?’
c1420 Wynt. Prol. 47.
But lordys, gywe youre curtasy Forbere me in this juperty [etc.]
c1420 Bute MS. fol. 172.
The mayster aw to say tyl his falows, Lordis frauchtys in yhour portage
c1475 Wall. xi. 286.
Lordis, behald, inwy the wyle dragoun [etc.]
15.. Lord Fergus' Gaist 1.
Listis, lordis, I sall ȝow tell Off ane verry grit marvell
(2) 1560 Rolland Seven S. 5870.
Thairfoir my lords and reidaris all Tuitching this point I cry and call
a1570-86 Maitl. F. clxxviii. 1.
To ȝow my lordis of renon The haill pepill of Ruglingtoun

d. With a specific title or defining complement, as my lord bischop, my lordis of counsale, etc. sing. and plur.sing. 1390–1 Acts I. 216/2.
Thomas de Erskyne miles … dixit in vulgari … ‘My lorde the King [etc.]’
1540 Lynd. Sat. 2704.
Mairattour my lord Temporalitie [Ch. Spiritualitie] In gudlie haist I will that ȝe [etc.]
Ib. 2821.
My lord bischop will ȝe thairto consent?
1576 Glasgow B. Rec. I. 51.
My lord prouest, baillies and counsale … wnto your lordschip and wisdomes … menis [etc.]
1585 Glasg. Prot. IX. 151. 1596 Glasgow Chart. II. 567.
My lord prouest [Sir Matthew Stewart of Minto], baillies, etc.
1600 Crim. Trials II. 173.
Alwayes stay, my lord duik, and I sall gang vp and get your lordschip the veritie … thairof
1623 Aberd. Council Lett. I. 204.
To the richt honorabill George Nicolsone provest of Aberdene … My lord provest. It may pleas your lordship [etc.]
plur. (1) 1530 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 22.
To yow my lordis provest [Lord Maxwell], ballies and worthy counsall of this gude tovne
c1550 Lynd. Test. Meldrum 36.
I ȝow beseik, my lordis executouris
(2) c1500-c1512 Dunb. [see Chekker n. 2 c (3)]. 1513 Acta Conc. Public Aff. 6.
My lordis of ours overane lordis counsale, onto your lordschipis … menis [etc.]
1545 Exch. R. XVIII. 507.
My lordis of consale, unto your lordschippis [etc.]
1596–7 Ib. XXIII. 509.
My lordis auditouris of chekker, unto your lordschippis exponis [etc.]
1615 Highland P. III. 229.
My lordis of secreit counsall
(3) 1513–4 Acta Conc. Public Aff. 13.
[Chancellor] and lordis of our cunsaile we gret you weill
1575–6 Waus Corr. 114.
Chancellare president and lordis of counsall and sessioun we greit yow weill

IV. Applied to God or Christ.

33. Applied to God or Christ as ruler of mankind, the world, heaven, etc., or as His worshippers leader and master. a1400 Leg. S. x. 383.
How dar thu … Fra thi lorde tak hyre to thé, Vnlefully to wedyte be?
c1420 Ratis R. 1765.
At his will That lord is our al kindly thinge
1456 Hay I. 101/16.
Ȝit say we that God is lord, syre and governoure of bataillis
Ib. 105/10.
The haly land … to put it agayne to the richt lord that boucht it with His blude
a1500 Rauf C. 941.
That I sall lelely leif on thy lord ay
1490 Irland Mir. I. 7/4.
He is king aboue all kingis and lord our all lordis
Ib. 140/20.
My blist lord and creature and my hail hert
Ib. 89/38, 118/2, 142/1, 151/10. Ib. fol. 133 b.
The Manacheans … held that thar was twa begynnaris lordis and princis; fra the noble lord thai said that all gud thing procedit
c1500-c1512 Dunb. xxv. 23.
The lord of blis
Ib. lxxxv. 64.
Hie genetrice of Jhesu, lord souerayne
Ib. 77. Ib. ix. 71. 1560 Conf. Faith in 14.. Acts II. 530/2.
Ane God, ane lord Jesus, ane faith
a1568 Scott i. 205.
On Christ cast thy confort, … Beleif that lord may [etc.]
1560 Rolland Seven S. 5874. a1570-86 Arbuthnot Maitl. F. xxx. 119.
Quhilk our gude lord preparis for his awin
1567 G. Ball. 20, 115. a1605 Montg. Ch. & Slae 1583 (Wr.).
Praise be to God, my lord, therefore
Id. Sonn. xx. 4.
Thair is a lord above Quha seis [etc.]
a1599 Rollock Wks. I. 400.
For his cause quha is the onlie heid and lord of the Kirk

b. Our lord: said chiefly of Christ, but also of God, and by witches of the Devil.Our lord of pette, see Our Lady and pety, piete(e.(1) 1375 Barb. i. 450.
Our lord sic grace thaim sent
Ib. iii. 329, xx. 475. 1456 Hay I. 233/34.
Off the quhilk gevis us ane ensample oure lorde in haly writt
?a1500 Remembr. Passion 558, etc.
Think that our lord tholit thir pointis and mony ma
c1515 Asl. MS. I. 247/3.
The ȝere befor the incarnacoun of our lord
1533 Gau 51/3.
Heir our lord spekis of thayme quhilk ar richt chrissine
1551 Hamilton Cat. 207.
The verai body of our lord
Ib. 287.
Quhat is that day of our lord? Trewly … the day of our lord … is callit the day of Gods judgement
1617 Bk. Univ. Kirk III. 1141.
Anent preaching upon the dayes of the Nativity, Passion [etc.] … of our lord
1662 Charm in Crim. Trials III. 608.
Owr lord to hunting he [is gone]
c1670 M. Bruce Serm. (1779) 216.
And thus our lord stains [etc.]
(2) a1400 Leg. S. i. 497.
Our lord Cryst that on corse wes don
1404 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 57.
The fest of the natiuitee of our lord Jhesu Crist
c1450 Cr. Deyng (E.E.T.S.) 233. a1499 Contempl. Sinn. 1112.
It linkis our luf with Christ our souerane lord
1490 Irland Mir. I. 19/20.
Jhesus, oure lord and master, sendis ws [etc.]
1533 Gau 27/23, 77/31, 80/3. a1538 Abell 92 b.
Eftir dewot & contrit confessioun … he resauit our lord Jesu
c1552 Lynd. Mon. 4886.
Christ our lorde
1560 Conf. Faith in 14.. Acts II. 528/2.
Our lord Jesus Chryst
1562-3 Winȝet I. 27/9.
Professing our lord Jesus
1602 Three Reformers 136.
Through Jesus Christ our lord
1618 Five Articles in Bk. Univ. Kirk III. 1165.
The holy receiving of the blessed body … of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
(3) 14.. Edinb. Univ. MS. La.ii.318.
Our lord God forbedis That [etc.]
1562-3 Winȝet I. 5/25.
Mysknawin thair deuty quhilk we al aucht to our lord God
(4) 1662 Crim. Trials III. 605.
We get all this power from the divell and, when ve seik it from him, ve call him ‘owr lord’
Ib. 613.
We putt this intill this ham, In our lord the divellis nam

c. The ȝere of our Lord. = Anno Domini. 1385 Red Bk. Menteith II. 262.
Before Whyssonday the yher of hour lorde a thowsand thre hundyr fourscor and fyve
1387 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 11.1388 Ib. No. 12. 1396 Sc. Ant. XIV. 217. 1475 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 33. 1596 Dalr. I. 268 marg.
King Achai dies the ȝeir … of our lourd 819

d. The Lord.(1) c1460 Alex. (Taym.) fol. 281.
Lovit be the Lord the drop of grace me send
c1500-c1512 Dunb. viii. 26.
For his saull mak intercessioun Unto the Lord that hes him bocht so deir
Id. lxii. 117.
The Lord within thir dayis thre Sall law under thy lyntell bow
1533 Gau 33/8.
The almichtine Lord
Ib. 63/25. 1549 Compl. 29/30. c1552 Lynd. Mon. 992.
Aschamit of the Lordis voce
Ib. 2445.
The angell of the Lord
Ib. 5304.
The Lorde omnipotent
1560 Bk. Disc. in Knox II. 188.
To remember the Lordis deith
1560 Cal. Sc. P. I. 330.
Lat no ernist laubourar … faint in the Lordis work
a1568 Scott xxxv. 6.
Conforme vntill The Lordis command and law
1567 Sat. P.vii. 211. 1567 G. Ball. 34.
Just mennis lyfe is in the Lordis hand
Ib. 156.
The laudis of the Lord … Ȝe may sing merilie
Ib. 218.
Thocht Dauid was the Lordis elect
1572 Sat. P. xxx. 217.
The Lord … mak vs not an futestuil to our fais lauchter
a1570-86 Maitland Maitl. F. clxxix. 43. 1584-9 Maxwall Commonpl. Bk. fol. 20 b.
O Sara sueit, the Lord mot blis thé
1591 Bruce Serm. 238. 1592 Acts III. 544/1.
The hous of the Lord and His sanctuary is … filthely pollutit
1596 Milne Home MSS. 63.
With my harteley commendatiownis I committ yow ewer to the Lord
1605 Glasg. B. Rec. I. 229.
Quhill it pleis the Lord to quench the plaig amangst thame
1600-1610 Melvill 253. 1615 Fraserburgh Kirk S. 28 Mar.
The sessioune … causis thame to go to thair knies ask the Lord mercie & aither the vther
1623 Perth Kirk S. MS. 8 Sept.
Quhilk smellis … of infidelitie in the liwyng Lord
1637 Dumbarton B. Rec. 53.
The feir of the Lord in our hertis
1651 Cupar Kirk S. 7 Feb. in Lamont Diary 21.
The haill elders … declairit they … thanks the Lord for him
1653 Scotland & the Commonwealth 169.
I am very hopefull with the Lords assistance they shall get very little concurrence from this shire
(2) 1533 Gau 4/32.
Ve suld alanerlie lowe … the lord God our maker and redemar
Ib. 63/21. Ib. 32/11.
Heir Israel thy lord God is ane
1551 Hamilton Cat. 50.
Thow dois greit injure to thi lord God
Ib. 57.
I am the lord thi God, stark and … eyndland
1562-3 Winȝet I. 14/29.
The lord God
1602 Three Reformers 167.
The seaventh day is the Sabboth of the lord thy God
1655 Charm in Old Lore Misc. V. iii. 130;
The lord God road, His foals foot slaide
1660 S. Ronaldshay 30.(3) 1560 Bk. Disc. in Knox II. 186.
Nathing changit besydis the institutioun of the lord Jesus
1560 Conf. Faith in 14.. Acts II. 534/2.
Bauldlie professing the lord Jesus
1582 Waus Corr. 258.
To his belowit master in the lord Jesus my lord off Barnbarache
(4) 1562-3 Winȝet I. 14/1.
The word of the Lord
1573 Davidson Sat. P. xl. 100.
Ane maist trew preichour of the Lordis word

e. In asseverations, seriously or frivolously.(1) c1420 Wynt. viii. 5193.
‘A, syrrys, be oure Lord,’ sayd he, ‘So suld no man here prysyt be … ’
1560 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 328.
Be the lewing Lord, the eternal God … I do heir promise [etc.]
(2) c1500-c1512 Dunb. Tua Mar. W. 169.
Tharfor, I hait him with my hert, sa help me our Lord

f. Vocatively, without possessive or article. a1400 Leg. S. vii. 209.
Lord, remyt this gilt tham to, For thai myskene quhat thai do
c1420 Wynt. v. 5714.
That man wes blynd than suddanly And cryit on kneys, ‘Lord, mercy’
a1450 Fifteen Ois 252, 3.
Quhat aucht thou mair to do than thou Did for ws, lord Jesu? Now I beseik thé, Lord, that thou [etc.]
a1500 Henr. Fab. 1300, 6.
Seis thow not, Lord, this warld ouerturnit is … Allace, gude Lord, quhy tholis thow it so?
Id. III. 171/49.
O lord of lordis, god & gouuernour
a1499 Contempl. Sinn. 1137.
Pvnis nocht thi peple, lord God, in thi grevance
a1508 Kennedy Pass. Christ 335.
Peter said, ‘Lord, thocht thai be all vntrew [etc.]’
1513 Doug. i. Prol. 457, x. Prol. 102, 3, 141; etc. c1552 Lynd. Mon. 6225.
O Lorde our God and Kyng omnipotent
Arundel MS. 240/73. 1560 Conf. Faith in 14.. Acts II. 534/2.
Aryse o Lord [etc.]
c1568 Lauder Minor P. ii. 24. a1570-86 Maitland Maitl. F. clxxiv. 76.
O lewand Lord
1570 Sat. P. xiv. 90. a1585 Maitl. Q. lxxiii. 2.
O Lord in heavin
1570-3 Bann. Trans. 425.
‘Lord, I comend my spreit [etc.] … into thy handis’
a1605 Montg. Son. iii. 14. c1600 Montg. Suppl. xxxv. 31.
No, Lord, preserwe me frome that snair, And leit this cup frome me depairtt
1602 Three Reformers 136.
Blesse us, gude Lord
1603 E. Melville Godlie Dreame 319.
Lord Jesus cum, and red mee out of thrall

g. As an exclamation of surprise or emphasis, originating from sense 33 f. a1500 Peblis to Play 197.
So hevelie he hochit about To se him Lord as thai ran
Ib. 206. c1460 Alex. (Taym.) 654.
Bot Lord quhat blythnes thairof King Philip haid
Ib. 1974. a1500 Henr. Twa Mys 29 (Asl.).
The hartlie cheir, Lord God gif ye had sene, Was kythit quhen [etc.]
c1500-c1512 Dunb. lviii. 10.
But Lord how petewuslie I luke Quhen all the pelfe thay pairt amang thame
15.. Christis Kirk 66.
Bot Lord than gif thai luggit
a1540 Freiris Berw. 205.
Into this case Lord how sall I me beir, For I am schent and Symon fynd me heir
c1550 Rolland Ct. Venus i. 56.
Behind the bus Lord bot I liggit law

34. In the possessive, in combinations.

a. The Lordis day (chiefly with the def. art. but also latterly occas. without), Sunday.Also ME. (12th c., 1398), and late e.m.E. (1636) Lord(e)s day, etc., med. and mod. eccl. L. dies dominicus, -ca.Rare until c 1618, when it became common, the usual earlier term being the Sabbath (-day). It is probable that the apparently early instances in Calderwood, as 1557 Calderwood I. 328, 1575 Ib. III. 343, represent modernisations by him. See further, for these terms and on the Scottish Sunday at this time, John K. Carter Sunday Observance in Scotland, 1560–1606 (Edinb. Univ. Ph.D. Thesis, 1957). See also Acts XII. (General Index), s.v. Sabbath (1641– ). 1576 Bassandyne Bible, 1 Cor. xvi. 1. marg.
Upon the first day of the weke which the Scripture calleth the Lords day. others Sonday
1590 Bk. Univ. Kirk II. 769.
The manifold kynds of … profanatioun of the Lords day, as ganging of mylnes [etc.]
1589–90 Ib. 748, 9, 774 (C). 1592 Edinb. B. Rec. V. 63.
Seing the Sabboth day being the Lords day, it becumis everie Cristiane to dedicate him selff … to the service … of God in hering the word [etc.]
1618 Five Articles in Bk. Univ. Kirk III. 1166.
That they deferr not the baptizing of infants any longer then the next Lords day
1619 Old Kirk Chron. 90.
That abuse of feying sheareris on the Lordis day
1622 Perth Kirk S. MS. 18 Nov.
Sua be thair awin confessioun they ar found prophaneris of the Lordis day
1623 Calderwood in St. A. Kirk S. II. lxxiv.
I … have seen more amusing themselves on the ice at the time of sermon even on the Lord's day
1636 Concilia Sc. I. cliv.
The presbyter shall everie Lord's Day … take foorth the sayde booke, and wryte therein the names of all persons christned
1638 Henderson Serm. 6. 1640 Mouswald Kirk S. MS. I July.
None shall sell any aill upon the Lordis day
1641 S. Leith Rec. 31. 1641 Acts V. 390/2. 1647 Rec. Old Aberd. II. 27. 1647 Moray Synod 88. 1649 Baillie Rev. Bramble's Fair Warning (1649) 42 in 1559-1600 St. A. Kirk S. 480 n.
Acts [were] obtained for the carefull sanctification of the Lords day
1649 Elgin Rec. II. 430.
A count … off … all misdemeanour vpon the preceiding Lords day
1649 Moray Synod 100.
To pronounce the sentence befoer a congregation … on some Lord's day
1649 Brechin Presb. 14. 1650 Cramond Ch. Aberdour 23. a1651 Calderwood I. 193, 462, etc. 1651 Misc. Maitl. C. I. 440.
Complained upon for playing at the golf upon ane Lord's day
1652 Cramond Speymouth Ck. 13. 1656 Banff Ann. II. 33. 1661 Cramond Kirk S. 24 Feb. 1662 S. Ronaldskay 40.
This to be publisched first preatching Lords day at the North Kirk
1670 Bonckle Kirk S. 27. 1671 Ellon Par. Rec. 131. 1676 Meikle Old Session Bk. 98.
The last Lords day
1677 Dingwall Kirk S. 319. 1679 Cullen Kirk S. II. 3 Aug.
That they carried out some goods … on the Lords day
c 1680 Fountainhall in Sc. Lore I. 151.
[To] be present to heir Mr Gordon nixt Lords day
1684 Bonckle Kirk S. 106.
Being three several Lords-days proclaimed
1695 Minnigaff Par. Rec. 6. 1696 Cramond Kirk S. IV. 21 June.
Alexr Linn … & others … broke the Lord's day lately by killing a salmond

b. The Lordis Saboth, id. 1604 Aberd. Eccl. Rec. 37.
Brackeris and prophaneris of the Lordis Saboth
1605 Ib. 44, 1606 Ib. 54. 1620 Reg. Privy C. XII. 268.
Haveing shaikin af … that reverent respect quhilk thay aucht to have careyed to the Lordis holie Sabboth
Ib. 383. 1624 St. Cuthbert's Kirk S. in Dalyell Musical Memoirs (1849) 35.
[Fined] for having an pyper playing in his hous in tyme of sermon vpoun the Lord his Sabboth

c. The Lordis Prayer.e.m.E. (1548–9, Bk. Common Prayer), eccl. L. oratio dominica. 1533 Gau 84/33. Ib. 85/12.]
[And sua … papis prayers hes beyne haldine mair precious na our lord Jesus Christis prayer
1560 Bk. Disc. in Knox II. 240.
None ar apt to be admitted to that mysterie who can not formalie say the Lordis Prayer [etc.]
1564–5 Canongate Kirk S. 81.
That he sall leir the Lordis prayer, the belief and commandmentis agane commonion
1567 G. Ball. 2, 4, 20 etc. 1570 St. A. Kirk S. 341. 1569-73 Bann. Memor. 287.
And [he] thaireftir said the Lordis prayer and the beleife
1576 Reg. Soltre 233. a1578 Pitsc. II. 131/18. 1579 St. A. Kirk S. 439.
Wythtout they rehers … the Lordis praveris [sic]. Beleve [etc.]
1598 Elgin Rec. II. 64. 1602 Three Reformers 136. 1618 Five Articles in Bk. Univ. Kirk III. 1166.

d. The Lordis Tabill, Supper.e.m.E. the Lordes table (Coverdale, 1 Cor. x. 21); e.m.E. the Lord(e)s supper (1555– ), eccl. L. cena dominica.(1) c1520-c1535 Nisbet 1 Cor. x. 21.
[Parttakaris of the burde (Vulg. mensæ) of the Lord and of the burde of feendis
1551 Hamilton Cat. 212.
The buird of God
1560 Bk. Disc. in Knox II. 187.
The tabill of the Lord
1574–5 Edinb. Kirk S. MS. .
That the table of the lord Jhesus hes nocht … bene minstratt
1588 Edinb. Presb. MS. 17 Sept. 1598–9 Elgin Rec. II. 70. 1600 Hamilton Facile Tr. 354 (1 Cor. x. 21) in Nisbet II. 155 n.
Ȝe can not be partakers of the table of the Lord and of the table of deuils
1613 Fraserburgh Kirk S. 14 b (31 Mar.).]
Or preparatioun to the tabill of the Lord
1560 Bk. Disc. in Knox II. 239.
Foure tymes in the yeare we think sufficient to the administratioun of the Lordis tabill
Ib. 241. 1560 Conf. Faith in 14.. Acts II. 532/2.
That the faithfull in the rycht vse of the Lordis table do sa eit the body … of the lord Jesus [etc.]
1558-66 Knox I. 250.
After doctrin he lyikwiese ministrat the Lordis table
1564 St. A. Kirk S. 196.
Of … confession of fayth used … be the faythfull befoyr thar admission to the Lordis tabyll
1572 Ib. 365, etc. 1574 Edinb. Kirk S. MS. 5 Aug.
Quhy he abstractit him self frome the participatioun of the Lordis table
1618 Crail Kirk S. MS. 20 Oct. 1685 Bk. O. Edinb. C. XVI. 139. 1695 Cullen Kirk S. Jan. 13.
Two … cups … for holding the consecrat wine to the communicants at the Lords table
(2) 1551 Hamilton Cat. 203.
[Sanct Paul callis it (the Eucharist) the suppar of our Lord, because [etc.]
1560 Conf. Faith in 14.. Acts II. 532/2.
Twa cheif sacramentis onlie … to wit baptisme and the supper or table of the Lord Jesus callit the communion of his body and his blude
Ib. 533/2.
The supper of the Lord
1561 St. A. Kirk S. 84.
That Mr. Alexander Wardlaw hes ministrat the sacramentis of baptisme and the supper of the Lord … nocht being admittit tharto
1567 G. Ball. 16. 1591 Elgin Rec. II. 15.
Quhye thaj did not communicat the super of the Loird
1592 Ib. 23, etc.] c1520-c1535 Nisbet 1 Cor. xi. 20.
[Quhen ȝe cum togiddire into aan now it is nocht to ete the Lordis supere [Wyclif id.]
1556 Knox IV. 191.]
The maner of the Lordes supper
1564 St. A. Kirk S. 226.
For pro[p]hanacion of the sacrament of the Lordis supper
1567 G. Ball. 5.
Followis the Lordis supper, as it is writtin in the first epistill to the Cor. chap.
1582 St. A. Kirk S. 481.
[Debarred] fra the Lordis supper
1597 Misc. Maitl. C. I. 127.
That the sacrament of the Lordis supper be ministrat … on the secund sonday of December
1600 Elgin Rec. II. 80.
To communicat with the sacrament of the Lords supper
1602 Three Reformers 151.
What are the signes of the Lord's supper?
1619 Perth Kirk S. MS. 25 March.
Gif they will aggrie … that the Lordis supper be celebrat at this burgh conforme to the prescriptioun of the act of the generall assemblie
1649 Brechin Presb. 15. 1665 Alford Rec. 67, etc. 1690 Cramond Kirk S. III. 17 July.
The communion or sacrament of the Lord supper being appointed … to be celebrat here the tenth of August

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