Definition of lairds

Common misspellings:
  • laids (0.0%)
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Examples of usage:
  1. All Burns's instincts would naturally have been on the side of those who wished to resist patronage and to cowe the lairds had not this his natural tendency been counteracted by a stronger bias drawing him in an opposite direction - Robert Burns by Principal Shairp

  2. A happy sight they were the children in the rear vehicle waving handkerchiefs back at us and nothing in the scene made the faintest confession that my pet song which I was again humming was pat to the hour To the lairds o' Convention 'twas Claverhouse spoke Ere the sun shall go down there are heads to be broke - The Cavalier by George Washington Cable

  3. The power of deciding controversies and of punishing offences as some such power there must always be was intrusted to the Lairds of the country to those whom the people considered as their natural judges - A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson