|Identifier:||Ldsp||Number of units in system:|
|Geographical Level:||9 (Middle-level District)|
|ADL Feature Type:||countries, 3rd order divisions|
|Is a status within:||Ancient District|
Lordship has two related meanings. In a general sense, it indicated title to a holding, that which referred to the part of a lord's demesne farmed by the lord himself, or by his servants on his behalf, as opposed to the land of the peasants. The term 'a Lordship' is also applied to a province or district; an area governed by central jurisdiction.