Definition of Lords spiritual in English:

Lords spiritual

Syllabification: Lords spir·it·u·al

noun

  • The bishops in the House of Lords.
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    • The Lords Spiritual are the archbishops and bishops of the Church of England who sit in Parliament as representatives of the established Church of England.
    • Until the Reformation in the 16th century, the Lords Spiritual made up the majority of members of the House of Lords.
    • There are 26 Lords Spiritual: the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, the Bishops of Durham, London and Winchester and 21 other Bishops by seniority.

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