lord. 1. A title of honor or nobility belonging properly to a baron but applied also to anyone who attains the rank of a peer. — Abbr. L. 2. (cap. & pl.) HOUSE OF LORDS. 3. A property owner whose land is in a tenant’s possession; LANDLORD(1).
temporal lord (tem-p<<schwa>>-r<<schwa>>l). One of the English peers (other than ecclesiastical) who sit in Parliament.
[Blacks Law 8th]