Meaning of ealdordom in English:

ealdordom

noun

(also aldordom)
  • 1 historical, rare Lordship, chief authority; = "aldership".

  • 2 historical The position, rank, or office of an ealdorman.

Pronunciation

ealdordom

/eɪˈaldədəm/ /ˈaldədəm/

Origin

Old English; earliest use found in King Alfred (c848–899), king of the West Saxons and of the Anglo-Saxons. From alder + -dom.