\ˈɜːl], \ˈɜːl], \ˈɜː_l]\
Definitions of EARL
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- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
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- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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By Princeton University
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By Noah Webster.
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
A British title of nobility, or a nobleman, the third in rank, being next below a marquis, and next above a viscount. The earl formerly had the government of a shire, and was called shireman. After the Conquest earls were called counts, and from them shires have taken the name of counties. Earl is now a mere title, unconnected with territorial jurisdiction, so much so that several earls have taken as their titles their own names with the prefix Earl, as Earl Grey, Earl Spencer, Earl Russel.
By Daniel Lyons
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
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