Lord. A title of three-fold application.
First : To Peers of the Realm, or Lords ofParliament, below the rank of Duke.
Secondly : It is bestowed on several highoffices, and belongs to the office, as the Lord Chancellor, Lord Chamberlain, etc. The Mayors of London, York, and Dublin, have also this title during the Mayoralty,
Thirdly : To those persons who, withoutbeing Peers, enjoy the title of Lord by courtesy, such as the sons of Dukes, Marquesses, and the eldest sons of Earls.