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LORD. In England, this is a title of honor. Fortunately in the U. S. no such titles are allowed.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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This sets up Gandalf's concept of his own stewardship in opposition to Denethor's sense of lordliness and power, of himself as "Lord of Gondor" (LotR V.1.756).
This is because the FBR has lost direction to become widely known for mismanagement, misreporting, botching up funds, lordliness and inefficiency which is evident from findings of Auditor General and Public Accounts Committee.
If, like me, you love Federer's game but have gotten tired of his Sire Jacket lordliness over the years, you'll like him even more, because it's going to be a while before Dimitrov lords it over anyone.
(33) Less sympathetic participants in parliamentary debates, such as Sir Edward Derring, conceived of episcopacy by divine right as a 'crown', pointing out in a deadly comparison that 'The Pope, they say, has a triple crown.' (34) For a fellow speaker, lordliness inhered in apostolic status.
In outlining his civic vision for Melbourne, Barry urged a more concerted use of Gothic Revival to lend Melbourne an appearance of imposing grandeur and 'lordliness of style' befitting its wealth and emerging civic stature.