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earl / ərl/ • n. a British nobleman ranking above a viscount and below a marquess.

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earl †warrior, nobleman, prince, OE.; equiv. of count XII. OE. eorl = OS., OHG. erl, ON. jarl (runic erilaR), of unkn. orig.
Hence earldom XII.