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Lordschip, n. Also: -schipp, -schipe, -schyp(e, -schep(e, -scheip, -ship(e, -shippe, -shep(e, -scip, -sipe, -chip; lordischip; lordeschip, -shepe; lordsship; loirdeschip. [ME. (including north.) lordschip (Manning, Roxb. Cl. Mandeville, Thornton Morte Arth.), -schippe, -schepe, lordes(c)hip(e etc., ME. (14th c.) and e.m.E. lordship, -shyp, OE. hláfordscipe, -scype: cf. Laverdscape, Lardschip, and Lord n.]Commonly abbreviated as l., ll., lo., lop., and lp.

1. The authority or status of a ruler; princely authority, dominion, sovereignty; lordly rank or dignity. 1375 Barb. iv. 349.
Ynglis men that … Haldis the lordschip of the land
Ib. xx. 143.
And than the lordschip suld thai [the regents] ta
a1400 Leg. S. x. 393.
Yrtacus Of lordschepe sal schorte tyme hafe
?1438 Alex. i. 1020. ii. 7010. c1420 Ratis R. 365.
Suppos at thow Se wrangvis men haboundand now In lordschip and in gret riches
Ib. 617.
Na gret lordschip na dignité Beand foroutin cherytee, Than it is as a thing of nocht
Ib. 1486, 1544. c1420 Wynt. i. 860.
Zorastas … that Nynus slwe To state of lordschype quhen he drewe
Ib. ii. 6, 1261, iv. Prol. 26, etc. c1450-2 Howlat 425.
Thar lois and thar lordschipe of sa lang dait
1456 Hay I. 2/32. Ib. 36/12.
Till him be gevin honoure lof and glore abune all erdely lordschippis
Ib. 66/26.
He gafe nane at the begynnyng of the warld to have lordschip jurisdiccioun na power ane apone ane othir
Ib. II. 15/4, 79/17. 1461 Liber Plusc. I. 386. c1460 Regim. Princ. 149.
Keip law gif thou wil hald thi land … or thou sal lordschip leys [Maitl. or thy lordschip sal leis]
Ib. 57, 266. a1500 Gol. & Gaw. 442.
Bot sauand my senyeoury fra subiection And my lordscip vnlamyt, withoutin legiance
Ib. 404. c1475 Wall. xi. 580. 1490 Irland Mir. I. 59/23. a1500 Bk. Chess 813.
Yr & violens, Lordschipe on fors, … Oppressioun [etc.]
1513 Doug. i. v. 98.
Quhen Anchises ofspring … sal … vndir thar lordschip dant al Grece and Arge
Ib. vii. i. 169. 1533 Gau 49/20. 1535 Stewart 15560.
Ȝit … lordschip hes sic ane law, Quhair euir it be that it desyris aw
Ib. 15563.
That lufe and lordschip wald na fallow have
a1538 Abell 70 b.
Bot he at is heir ane temporall lord and his merit exceid the merit of his subditis hes dois his lordschip he sall sa be hie of lordschip in gloir
1549 Compl. 19.
As the hie monarchis, lordschips ande autoriteis ar stablit be the infinite diuyne ordinance
c1550 Rolland Ct. Venus Prol. 27.
Quik of ingyne, of lordschip couetous
1560 Conf. Faith in 14.. Acts II. 527/1.
To quham [man] He gaif wisdome lordschip justice [etc.]

b. transf. Delegated authority over or charge of (a thing). c1400 Troy-bk. ii. 1329.
They … decretyt the lordschepe Of it [the Palladinar] to Vlixes to kepe

2. The territory ruled by a prince or magnate; a princedom, seignory, realm. a1400 Leg. S. xxxvi. 772.
The Caynis bruthire Cygaty That aucht that lordschipe halely
?1438 Alex. ii. 1974.
He is ȝoung and fare of fere And hes great lordships for to stere
c1420 Wynt. i. 510.
Eftyr that to name it hade In Grece the lordschype of Archade
Ib. 845. Ib. ii. 292.
A folk than callyd Parakasy, Thir landys all in Grece ar hale, Suppos thare lordschypys [C. lordscippis] be severale
Ib. 739. Ib. iv. 1160.
Than Brynnyus wytht the men of Sauns, That is a lordschipe gret in Frauns
Ib. vii. 1420.
That lordschype [Ireland] till hald ay … in herytabill fe Immedyate off the papys se
1456 Hay I. 45/5.
The lordschip of Rome is of lenth and brede bot xv mylis without the wallis on ayther syde
Ib. 69/29.
The ferde grete realme was Rome … and all othir lordschippis that thai wan
Ib. 80/6, 122/2, 172/12, etc. c1460 Alex. (Taym.) 2007.
This lordschip and this kinrik I thé geve
Ib. 3436. 1460–88 Facs. Nat. MSS. II. 61.
The King desiris the … fauouris of his said cousing … becaus of … the repare of his liegis … in his lordschippis and townys
c1475 Wall. vii. 640.
For Bouchane rais, Adell, Menteth and Lorn, … Thai iiij lordschippis all semlyt till him thair
a1499 Contempl. Sinn. 152.
Realmes and lordschippis … Confiscat ar fra auld successioun
c1515 Asl. MS. I. 308/13.
Fra thyne lyis south … the riche duchyris of Calaber, Lorane, … with monyest princhedis and ducheris & lordschippis
1560 Rolland Seven S. 13.
Rome … Conquest grit realmes, lordschipis & rowms braid

3. Landed property held by one as lord.Also Land n.1 6 (4). — c1420 Wynt. iv. 1971.
He may … fayre lordschip tyl hym wyn
Ib. 1981. c1475 Wall. ix. 1007.
Gud lordschip I sall gyff thé. hereft In this ilk land
c1460 Alex. (Taym.) 1982.
Ȝe wat that all is myne lordschip and rentis
14.. Statut. Sc. Ch. 6.
Castyn be thai owt of the duelling place of Cristin menn, and othir menn bruke thar lordschip
c1515 Asl. MS. I. 224/29.
And he said that the Kingis awne person gart him mary the said James douchter and hecht him gud lordschipe
c1500-c1512 Dunb. xxiv. 18.
Thocht he iu lordschip be possest, He levis bot ane wrechit lyfe
Id. lxvii. 27.
My bredir all, That in this lyfe hes lordschip small
1535 Stewart 44114. 1560 Rolland Seven S. 3897.
Ȝe sall not want baith gold, lordschip & land

4. An estate or, freq., a group of estates held and administered as a single unit, held by one as feudal lord (Lord n. 5, 21, 23); a separate and unitary fief of a tenant-in-chief; an individual fee-in-chief.A ‘lordship’ might also continue to be so called when subinfeudated or when annexed to the Crown. The term was also applied to certain local administrative divisions or groups of estates of the royal demesne (as the lordschip of Strivelingschir etc.)Also freq. land(is and lordschipp(is: see Land n.1 6 (4) plur. for further examples.a. In the full designation of a particular lordship. b. In general use.a (1) 1375 Barb. i. 423.
He clemys the lordschip of Douglas
1391 Acts I. 216/2.
A certane contract … apon the landis of the erledome of Marr & the lordship of Garvyauch
1391 Lennox Mun. II. 44.
That the said Erle of the Leuenax salbe … depute … of the justery … of alsmekle as pertenis to the lordschip of the Leuenax
1393–4 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 20.
Me Duncane Kambaile lord of Edderlyng and of Hwywile fore til haf wedsete … al my said landis of Hvywil wyth in the lordchip of Glaster
1405 Antiq. Aberd. & B. III. 200.
The lordeschip of Caueris with the pertinencis, … the saide landis of Caueris
1406 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 64.
Of the lordschip of Gordoun Fogow Strabolgy Kynnoule and Malar
1423 (1430) Reg. Great S. 30/1.
Chamerlane of our forsaid lordschip of Annanderdale
1428 Wemyss Chart. 56. 1435 Antiq. Aberd. & B. IV. 189.
To gif to the sad Alexander … the lordschep of Achindor … with the half-dawach in fre forest annexit to the sad lordschep of Auchindor lyand within the erldome of Marr; … and the sad schir Alexander … sal hald the forsad landis of the sad lord schir Robert … in fre blanchferme
1442 Charter (Reg. H.) No. 307.
We … has takyn the castele & the lordschipe of Dalketh … in owr handis
1450 Antiq. Aberd. & B. III. 135.
Wilyeam lord the Hay … hes giffin to … John of Soulis his land of Duwaly lyand in his lordschip of Erol
1455 Acts II. 42/1, 2.
That in ilk part of the realme … thar be certane lordschippis and castellys annext to the crowne perpetualy to remane, … Thir ar the lordschippis ande castellis annext to the crowne, … Item the lordschip of Ettrik forest … , Item the haill lordschipe of Galloway [etc.], … Item the Red castell with the lordschippis of Ros pertenyng tharto
1465 Liber Dryburgh 278. 1473 Lennox Mun. 102. 1479 Sc. Ant. XV. 142. 1487 Fraser P. 106.
And the said lord [Errol] sale lauchfully enter the said William in the lordschip of Ury … liand in his barounry of Erole … and the said lord eftir the said Williams entre in the said lands sale gif ane new infeftment of the said haile lordschip of Ury … to be halden of him self & his ayrs in ward & releif
1493 Acta Conc. I. 271/1. 1498 Exch. R. XI. 81. 1499–1500 Acta Conc. II. 402. 1501–2 Charter (Reg. H.) No. 643 b.
Lyand in my lordschip and barony of Avondale and the schirefdome of Lanark
1506 Glasgow Dioc. Reg. II. 161. 1508 Reg. Privy S. I. 233/2. 1509 Ib. 283/2, etc. 1516–7 Selkirk B. Ct. (S.R.S.) 39. 1520 Fife Sheriff Ct. 178.
The soumes of cattell … being pastorit vpone the lordschip & manys of Craghall foresaid
That the grond & manys of Craghall will beyre [etc.] … , alsua … the said lordschip will pastore [etc.]
1520 Red Bk. Menteith II. 370. 1526 Acts II. 311/2.
Our souerane lord … confermis the … infeftment … of certane landis liand in the lordschip of Stewartoune within the balliery of Cunnynghame in fewferm
1527 Douglas Corr. 343.
Scho hes gevin him the castel of Strevelinge and the lordschyp [infra lordshep] of the sammyne to ansuer hym at his plesour and desires
1542 Reg. Privy S. II. 725/2.
The warde of the … tenandrie … of Covayle … liand in the lordschip of Houstoun
1553 Orkney Antiq. Soc. II. 71.
[A tack of the] lordschippis of Orknay and Ȝetland
1561–72 Thirds of Benefices 104.
For conserving of the victuales of the loirdeschip of Gowry pertaining to the abbay of Scone
1576 Reg. Privy C. II. 571.
Ane of the airis portionaris of the lordschip of Loch and Kilconquhair
1570 Leslie 42.
The King … infeft him of new in the lordschip of the Ylis
a1578 Pitsc. I. 64/25. 1579 Reg. Privy C. III. 164.
With the rentis of the erldome of Levinax and lordschip of Dernlie
c1575 Balfour Pract. 38.
Within ane certane place, within the lordschip of the baronie, that is callit the chemyis
1588 Exch. R. XXI. 341.
For the maillis of the lordschipe of Kinclevin … , for the maillis of Fothirgill within the said lordschipe [etc.]
Ib. 360.
Within the said lordschip of Fyiff … , within the lordschip of Strivelingschir
1589 Glasgow B. Rec. I. 144.
Lord fewar of the lordschipe and regalitie of Glasgw
1593 Acts IV. 34/2.
Be the brethrein of the ministrie of the lordschip of Dumfermling vpoun baith the sydes of the watter of Forth, makand mentioun that quhare our souerane lord haid … disponit the said lordschip to … the Quene [etc.]
1595 Exch. R. XXIII. 2 f. 1600 Grant Chart. 196. 1615 Red Bk. Grandtully I. l. 1633 Acts V. 111/1. 1639 Sc. Hist. Rev. XXI. 130. 16.. Macfarlane's Geog. Coll. II. 195.
Below Dugalstoun is Cloberhill a pairt of the lo[rdshi]p of Drumray [which barony of Drumray … to this day continues in the possession of the family of Kilbirny and gives title of Lord to the right honourable Patrick Viscount of Garnock]
1641 Acts V. (1817) 603/2.
His hienes chalmerland of his maisties lordschip and stewartrie of Fyff
1643 Reg. Privy C. 2 Ser. VIII. 20. 1672 Lauder Jrnl. 209.
The abbacy now the lordship of Coldinghame
1681 Purves Revenue Crown 85.
Torphichen Lordschip is thought to be non of the lordes of erectiones bot only for the landes called St. Johne Lands
(2) 1494 Acta Aud. 192/1.
The tak … of all and sindrj the landis and lordschip of Ellem
1496 Acta Conc. II. 29. 1508 Reg. Privy S. I. 251/2. 1517 Sc. Hist. Rev. XL. 100.
Chargit … for mailis and dewiteis of our said soverane lordis landis and lordschip of Kinclevin
1543 Reg. Morton II. 290. 1545 Reg. Privy C. I. 4.
That the said Gilbert Erle of Cassillis … sall hald na maner of … courtis upon the landis and lordsship of Glenluse be vertew of his said office of ballirie
1587 Dunferm. Ann. 230.
The landes and lordshippes of Musselburgh
1588 Exch. R. XXI. 327. 1588 Ib. 342 f.
For the … maillis of the landis and lordschipe of Stratherne, … of Menteith, … of Fyff, … of Strevelingschyr, … of Lynlythgowschyr, [etc.]
1591 Hist. Fam. Seton 623. 1668 Salmon Borrowstounness 80.
To be head burghe for the said lands and lordship of Polmonte and the said lands and barronies of Kinneil [etc.]
b (1) 1375 Barb. x. 301.
Qwhen the King ves thus with him [Randolph] saucht And gret lordschippis had him betaucht
14.. Acts I. 347/2.
That na baroun na erle nor ony vther sall resset ony mysdoar uithin ther lordschippis [L. infra dominacionem suam]
c1420 Wynt. Prol. 59.
Schyr Jhone of the Wemys … Ane honest knycht and of gude fame, Suppos hys lordschype lyk noucht be Tyll gret statys in eqwalyte
1456 Hay I. 252/26. 1470 Breadalbane P. (Reg. H.).
Eschetis off all oure part of baroun courtis of al the hale lordschipis of Lorn
1461 Liber Plusc. 67.
Thai by lordschippis bot thou art alway bair
c1475 Wall. ix. 676. Ib. x. 913.
The King commaund … Thai suld forse a lordschip to Wallace
c1515 Asl. MS. I. 239/18, 23.
Erle Willam of Douglas come … in the Kingis grace and the King … grantit him all his lordschippis agane outtane the erldom of Wigtoun … and charterit him now of all the laif of his lordschippis
c1500-c1512 Dunb. xxi. 66.
Quhat help is thair in lordschippis sevin Quhen na hous is bot hell and hevin
1543 Reg. Morton II. 290. c1552 Lynd. Mon. 4480.
Christ … did nocht bid thame … gett lordschipis of temporall landis
1554 Misc. Bann. C. III. 78. 1555 Reg. Cupar A. II. 122.
Eftir the ald laudable vse … of this lordschip
1592 Acts III. 560/1.
All charteris … off the foirsaid dukrie, erledome, lordschippis, and vtheris abone rehersit
a1605 Montg. Misc. P. iii.33.
And ladds vploips to lordships all thair lains
1612 Monipenny Chron. in Misc. Scot. I. 186.
An iland, which is not divided by any haven or port of the sea, but by severall lordships of the heritours thereof
1621 Acts IV. 622/1.
Gif it [the land] be a baronye and lordschip of land dispensing with the seasing to be takin at a place
1672 Acts VIII. 86/2.
Containing … the common designation of the lordshipe, barrony or tennendry of the severall lands mentioned in the writ
1666-74 Fraser Polichron. 183.
He … was setled prmcipall baliefe and … officiated still … all the lordship over
(2) c1420 Ratis R. 51.
Thai … fallys hail fra thare esstate, Baith landys and lordschipis fra thaim sellis And worthis wrechis
1429 Acts II. 19/1.
Ande the landis & lordschippis quhat euer thai be strekande endlang the cost syde & inwart in the lande vj myle sal contribute to the reparacioun … of the said galayis
1456 Hay I. 14/10.
Constantyne … sa mony landes, lordschippis, and othir doweryes dowit it with that [etc.]
Ib. 140/20.
Gif a lady … has faire landis and lordschippis
a1500 Gol. & Gaw. 344.
For I knaw yone bauld berne better than ye, His land and his lordschip and his leuing
1505 Antiq. Aberd. & B. IV. 216. 1540 Acts II. 360/2.
That oure said souirane lord … suld annex to his crone … sic landis and lordschipis as ar now in his handis
1585 Ib. III. 413/1. 1587 Ib. 432/2 (see c below). 1587 Antiq. Aberd. & B. II. 439.

c. spec. A ‘lordship of Parliament’, a fee which carries with it the dignity of a ‘lord of Parliament’ (see Lord n. 8, 21 and 22 a) as distinguished from a mere ‘lairdship’ (Lardschip n.). Also temporal lordschip. see Lord n. 9.Apart from the single occurrence in 1445 of dominium, which is appar. intended in this sense. but cf. a above, this usage appears not to occur till 1581. 1445 Acts II. 59/1.]
[Quas etiam … baronias terras et superioritatem … in unum verum liberum et integrum dominium creamus … quodquid dominium … dominium de Hamylton vocabitur
1581 Ib. III. 234/2.
Our said souerane lord … hes erectit … all and syndrie the foirsaidis landis [etc.] … in ane lordschip to be callit … the lordschip of Doun
1587 Ib. 432/2; 1592 Ib. 544/2, 1621 Ib. IV. 598/1.
The landis lordschippis and baroneis vnderwrittin erectit be his hienes in temporall lordschippis and baronies … ar not … comprehendit in the said annexatioun … , thay ar to say the … lordschip of Torphechin, the erldome of Gowrie [etc.]
1606 Reg. Privy C. VII. 168.
The infeftment of a barrony l s., The infeftment of a lordship or erldome iiij lib.
Ib. 169.
Ane infeftment of ane barrony, … of ane lordship of Parliament
Ib. 171.
For ane infeftment of a barony, … of ane earldom or lordship of dignity
1606 Acts IV. 342/2.
Oure said souerane lord … sall vnite and incorporat the forsaidis landis [etc.] … in ane frie baronie and estait of ane temporall lordschip of his hienes parliament
Ib. 356/2.

5. The superiority of a fief; the feudal status and jurisdiction of the lord of a fief (as distinct from its lands). 1408 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 68.
[The Earl of Moray gives to Alexander Cumyne] xxtj markis worth of lande within his landis of Glencharny the lordschipp outtakyn his cheemys & his demayne in to resounable place
1443 (1450) Reg. Great S. 85/1.
To have set … my hale quarter of thir twa Petdonyngis … with ane pundis worth of lande of aulde astente of my quarter of the lordeschip of Sabeg … with lordschip curt and playnte [etc.] … that afferis to sa mekil of the lordeschippe for the termys of nyntene yeris
Ib. 85/2.

6. The protection and support given by a lord to his man; patronage.Also Out-lordschip. — 1412 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 389.
That nane haff lord na lordschip othir na the king, the Duke, and the Erll of Marr
14.. Burgh Laws c. 59 in a1500 Adv. Lib. MS. 25. 4. 15.
Na for hatrent of ony man na lordschip
1457 Acts II. 50/2.
That na induellar within burghe nor landwart purches ony lordschipe in oppressione of his nychtburis
a1500 Gol. & Gaw. 1189.
We like yow ay as our lord … , Your lordschip we may noght forga alse lang as we leif
1471 Maxwell Mem. I. 184.
Be it kennyt till all men … me John lord Dernle to be bundin … to … John of Maxwell … in consale, help … and in gud lordschip till him
1473 Edinb. B. Rec. I. 28. 1475 Prestwick B. Rec. 26.
For the wrangwise purchessing of lordsipe in contrar of the toun and the fredome
1477 Stewart Mem. 74.
For the quhilkis cause and gude lordschip to be done … the said Neill has … becumyn man to the said lord Erlle
1525–6 Edinb. B. Rec. I. 227.
That na maner of nychtbour … pas and purches ony lordschip or requeist of lordis for the defens of thair materis … dependand befor the ton
1540 Elgin Rec. I. 54. 1585 Forres B. Ct. 13 Dec.
[That he] sall nocht purches hear lordschipis bot the provest & balleis of this burcht
1587 Aberd. Council Lett. I. 11, 12, 25. 1593 Conv. Burghs I. 413.
That na induellaris within burgh presume to purches lordschippis or auctoritieis outwith the burgh, to witt, fauouris and assistaunce of landit gentilmen aganis thair magistratis and nichtbouris

7. With a possessive pron. as a complimentary mode of a. address, and b. reference, to a person or body designated ‘lord’ or ‘lords’ as in senses 11–32 of Lord n.: ȝour lordschip(pis; his, thair lordschip(pis.For some further examples, see Beseke v. 2, 3 b, 4, Hartly adv. (a). Humily adv., Humly adv., and Lord n. 29 b and 32 d. 1633 Lithgow Poet. Rem. , etc.
And next my shrieue by heritage or yeare Must be call'd lordship, els he will not heare
a. sing. 1400 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 44.
Fore swilk honest seruice as I may do … to yhour noble lordship [King Henry IV of England] and to yhour lande
1424 State P. MS. (Reg. H.) No. 14.
Yhour maste excellent & redoubtit lordschip [James I]
1452 Cal. Doc. IV. 407.
Upon the secrete matiris the qwylks yhour lordeship knawys
1456 Hay I. 3/5.
First in the honoure of God and of His suete moder and of ȝour hye lordschip [Charles VI of France]
1511 Antiq. Aberd. & B. III. 108.
The Halie Rud conserue in prosperite your lordschipes noble lordschipe [Lord Sinclair]
1526 Douglas Corr. , etc. 1527 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 117. 1562 Knox VI. 195.
Yf it please your lordschip [Kennedy, Abbot of Crossraguel] to defyne the masse
1575 Waus Corr. 95, etc.
To speik to your lordschip [sc. Waus of Barnbarroch] … conserning [etc.]
1605 Reg. Privy C. VII. 510.
And what constructionis may be made heirupon to his majestie aganis your lordship [Huntly] we remit to your lordshippis consideratioun
1663 Buccleuch Mun. II. 367. 1664 Stair in Brunton & Haig 365.
Whereby I hope your lordship [Lord President Gilmour] and the rest of the lords will be satisfied that [etc.]
plur. 1456–70 Liber Aberbr. 108.
We … beseikys … yowr nobylle lordschipys [sc. the Lords of Council] tyl [etc.]
a1500 Colk. Sow iii. 1.
And with pardoun now of ȝour he lordschippis [the readers]
1528–9 Acta Conc. in Bk. O. Edinb. C. XI. 118.
That ye [the Council] admitt and adjune him therto with your lordschippis
1585 Glasg. Prot. IX. 151.
My lord provest, bailleis and worthie counsale of this guid toun. Unto your lordschippis humlie menis … I, your lordschippis nychtbour and burges [etc.]
1605 Reg. Privy C. VII. 704.b. sing. 1487 Fraser P. 106.
Quhat tyme his lordschip [the Earl of Errol] beis requirit tharto
1549 Soc. Ant. XI. 88.
Violentlie handlit be his lordship [the Earl of Caithness]
1559 Edinb. B. Rec. III. 32.
George lord Seetoun provest … chargeit tham to enter in warde … induring his lordships will
1568 Breadalbane Lett. (Reg. H.) 1 Nov.
I am sibbar to his ll. nor ony of thame gif kyndnes war kepit
1610 Hist. Carnegies 343.
Ane diarea quhich did so debilitat … his lordship that [etc.]
1610 Conv. Burghs II. 297.
That his lordschip [the lord conservator] being personallie present dischairge … the said heids wasching
1616 Aberd. Council Lett. II. 9.
Be his lo. [Huntly]
1632 Cullen B. Ct. MS. 6 July.
All vthers … hawing richt flowing frome his ll. [Lord Deskfoord]
1633 Lithgow Poet. Rem. 112.
Next, there Lord Doctor … , Who for some recipe … Must be palmestrat … , For which his lordship thanks the good grandgore
1663–6 Household Bks. Archb. Sharp 42.
For a box to his lordship issue graith
plur. 1618 Aberd. Council Lett. I. 164.
His not comperance befoir thair lordships [the Privy Council] to heve answerit [etc.]
1622-6 Bisset I. 158/16.
They mycht be anserabill in sum measoure to thair lordschippis [the Lords of Council] guid intensioun
1633 Lithgow Poet. Rem. 112.
So deanes of gild ar lords, … Whilst towne and church treasurers too are lords; And yet their lordships [etc.]

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