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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. the dignity or rank or position of an earl or countess;

2. the domain controlled by an earl or count or countess;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Earldom \Earl"dom\, n. [AS. eorl-d?m; eorl man, noble + -d?m -dom.] 1. The jurisdiction of an earl; the territorial possessions of an earl. [1913 Webster] 2. The status, title, or dignity of an earl. [1913 Webster] He [Pulteney] shrunk into insignificancy and an earldom. --Chesterfield. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

earldom n 1: the dignity or rank or position of an earl or countess 2: the domain controlled by an earl or count or countess
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

EARLDOM. The seigniory of an earl; the title and dignity of an earl.