Definition of Lords spiritual in English:

Lords spiritual

plural noun

  • The bishops in the House of Lords.

    • ‘Until the Reformation in the 16th century, the Lords Spiritual made up the majority of members of the House of Lords.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘There are 26 Lords Spiritual: the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, the Bishops of Durham, London and Winchester and 21 other Bishops by seniority.’