Definition of overlordship in US English:



  • See overlord

    • ‘Events in Greece during Alexander's Asian expedition show how closely the history of the Greek city-state under Macedonian overlordship related to the history of the classical city-state.’
    • ‘Although English kings traditionally claimed an overall supremacy here, they had done little to transform that ill-defined overlordship into lasting military and administrative control.’
    • ‘His overlordship sprouted a swiftly waxing arrogance that denied any superior.’
    • ‘In the mid-1960s, Czechoslovakia experienced a sudden liberalisation of the arts despite Soviet overlordship.’
    • ‘These overlordships might then be held together by the same means.’