Definition of ealdordom in English:

ealdordom

(also aldordom)

noun

  • 1historical, rare Lordship, chief authority; = "aldership".

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

Origin

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

Pronunciation

ealdordom

/eɪˈaldədəm/ /ˈaldədəm/