Definitions for lairdlɛərd

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word laird

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  1. laird(noun)

    a landowner

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  1. laird(Noun)

    The owner of a Scottish estate; a landlord

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  1. Laird(noun)

    a lord; a landholder, esp. one who holds land directly of the crown

  2. Origin: [See Lord.]

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  1. Laird

    A Laird is a member of the Scottish gentry, who bears the designation Laird of X, where X is the place name. In the non-peerage table of precedence, a Laird ranks below a Baron and above an Esquire. The Lord Lyon, who exercises Her Majesty's prerogative in respect of determining succession to titles and dignities in Scotland, has recently produced the following guidance: Historically, the term bonnet laird was applied to rural, petty landowners, as they wore a bonnet like the non-landowning classes. Bonnet lairds filled a position in society below lairds and above husbandsmen, similar to the yeomen of England.

Anagrams of laird »

  1. liard

  2. lidar, LIDAR

  3. LIDAR


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