2. Seigniory; domain; the territory over which a lord holds jurisdiction; a manor.
What lands and lordships for their owner knowDryden.
My quondam barber.
3. Dominion; power; authority.
They which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them.Mark x. 42.
(Lore) n. [F. lore, L. lorum thong.] (Zoöl.) (a) The space between the eye and bill, in birds, and
the corresponding region in reptiles and fishes. (b) The anterior portion of the cheeks of insects.
(Lore), obs. imp. & p. p. of Lose.. [See Lose.] Lost.
Neither of them she found where she them lore.Spenser.
(Lore), n. [OE. lore, lare, AS. lar, fr. l&aemacrran to teach; akin to D. leer teaching, doctrine,
G. lehre, Dan. lære, Sw. lära. See Learn, and cf. Lere, v. t.]
1. That which is or may be learned or known; the knowledge gained from tradition, books, or experience; often,
the whole body of knowledge possessed by a people or class of people, or pertaining to a particular
subject; as, the lore of the Egyptians; priestly lore; legal lore; folklore. "The lore of war." Fairfax.
His fair offspring, nursed in princely lore.Milton.
2. That which is taught; hence, instruction; wisdom; advice; counsel. Chaucer.
If please ye, listen to my lore.Spenser.
3. Workmanship. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Lor"e*al Lor"al) a. (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the lore; said of certain feathers of birds, scales
of reptiles, etc.
(Lor"el) n. [. Cf. Losel.] A good for nothing fellow; a vagabond. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Lor"en) obs. strong p. p. of Lose. Chaucer.
(Lores"man) n. [Lore learning + man.] An instructor. [Obs.] Gower.
(||Lo`rette") n. [F.] In France, a name for a woman who is supported by her lovers, and devotes
herself to idleness, show, and pleasure; so called from the church of Notre Dame de Lorette, in Paris,
near which many of them resided.
(Lo`ret*tine") n. (R. C. Ch.) One of a order of nuns founded in 1812 at Loretto, in Kentucky.
The members of the order (called also Sisters of Loretto, or Friends of Mary at the Foot of the Cross)
devote themselves to the cause of education and the care of destitute orphans, their labors being chiefly
confined to the Western United States.
(Lor`gnette") n. [F.] An opera glass; pl. elaborate double eyeglasses.
(Lo"ri) n. (Zoöl.) Same as Lory.
(Lo*ri"ca) n.; pl. Loricæ [L., lit., a corselet of thongs, fr. lorum thong.]
1. (Anc. Armor) A cuirass, originally of leather, afterward of plates of metal or horn sewed on linen or