Lordship vs Leadership - What's the difference?

lordship | leadership |

As nouns the difference between lordship and leadership

is that lordship is the state or condition of being a lord while leadership is the capacity of someone to lead.




(en noun)
  • The state or condition of being a lord.
  • * 2004 , Alice Sheppard, Families of the King: Writing Identity in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle , page 27
  • For example, we know that Alfred did connect land tenure with lordship and that he was particularly interested in questions of military service
  • * 2011 , Daniel Frankforter, Word of God - Words of Men: The Use and Abuse of Scripture , page 93
  • Lordship entails both privilege and responsibility. Lords have power over their subjects, but that power is granted them so that they can protect and provide for others.
  • Title applied to a lord (except an archbishop or duke, who is called Grace) or a formal form of address applied to a judge (in Great Britain), etc.
  • * 1946 , (Mervyn Peake), (Titus Groan)
  • 'He's had his bath,' she said. 'He's just had his bath, bless his little lordship' s heart.'
  • *{{quote-book, year=1959, author=(Georgette Heyer), title=(The Unknown Ajax), chapter=1
  • , passage=Charles had not been employed above six months at Darracott Place, but he was not such a whopstraw as to make the least noise in the performance of his duties when his lordship was out of humour.}}
  • Seigniory; domain; the territory over which a lord holds jurisdiction; a manor.
  • * ca. 1690 , (John Dryden) (translator), (Juvenal) (author), The Tenth Satire of Juvenal :
  • What lands and lordships for their owner know / My quondam barber, but his worship now.
  • * 1832 , John Burke, A General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire , volume I, page 425
  • for whose ransom he compelled Lord Percy to build the castle of Punnoon, in the lordship of Eaglesham.
  • Dominion; power; authority.
  • *
  • But Jesus called them to him , and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them.

    See also

    * ladyship * Your Honour, your Honor (for judges)



    (en noun)
  • the capacity of someone to lead
  • a group of leaders
  • * {{quote-news, year=2013, date=April 9, author=Andrei Lankov, title=Stay Cool. Call North Korea’s Bluff., work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=People who talk about an imminent possibility of war seldom pose this question: What would North Korea’s leadership get from unleashing a war that they are likely to lose in weeks, if not days?}}
  • (dated) The office or status of a leader.
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