How to Pronounce laird?

Correct pronunciation for the word "laird" is [lˈe͡əd], [lˈe‍əd], [l_ˈeə_d].

"Laird" in context

A laird is a person who owns and manages a large estate, typically in Scotland. In Scotland and elsewhere around the world, the term laird references an owner and manager of land, usually larger tracts than those owned by farmers and other rural families. These lands often include forests, mountains, rivers, and bogs and might extend through several villages. Recently, the term has come to encompass those who have an influence and a deep knowledge of their local territory. They are often responsible for their attached villages, working to preserve and conserve their land, protect their residence, and support their tenants and neighbours.

A laird has many responsibilities.


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