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earl



Pronunciation: (ûrl), [key]
n.
1. a British nobleman of a rank below that of marquis and above that of viscount: called count for a time after the Norman conquest. The wife of an earl is a countess.
2. (in Anglo-Saxon England) a governor of one of the great divisions of England, including East Anglia, Mercia, Northumbria, and Wessex.

Earl



Pronunciation: (ûrl), [key]
n.
a male given name: from the old English word meaning “noble.” Also,Earle.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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