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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lord, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lorded; p. pr. & vb. n. Lording.] To play the lord; to domineer; to rule with arbitrary or despotic sway; -- sometimes with over; and sometimes with it in the manner of a transitive verb; as, rich students lording it over their classmates.
    The whiles she lordeth in licentious bliss.   --Spenser.
    I see them lording it in London streets.   --Shak.
    And lorded over them whom now they serve.   --Milton.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lord·ing, n.
 1. The son of a lord; a person of noble lineage. [Obs.]
 2. A little lord; a lordling; a lord, in contempt or ridicule. [Obs.]
 Note:In the plural, a common ancient mode of address equivalent to “Sirs” or “My masters.”
    Therefore, lordings all, I you beseech.   --Chaucer.