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 for Lord of misrule
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lord \Lord\, n. [OE. lord, laverd, loverd, AS. hl[=a]ford, for
     hl[=a]fweard, i. e., bread keeper; hl[=a]f bread, loaf +
     weardian to look after, to take care of, to ward. See Loaf,
     and Ward to guard, and cf. Laird, Lady.]
     1. One who has power and authority; a master; a ruler; a
        governor; a prince; a proprietor, as of a manor.
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              But now I was the lord
              Of this fair mansion.                 --Shak.
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              Man over men
              He made not lord.                     --Milton.
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     2. A titled nobleman., whether a peer of the realm or not; a
        bishop, as a member of the House of Lords; by courtesy;
        the son of a duke or marquis, or the eldest son of an
        earl; in a restricted sense, a baron, as opposed to
        noblemen of higher rank. [Eng.]
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     3. A title bestowed on the persons above named; and also, for
        honor, on certain official persons; as, lord advocate,
        lord chamberlain, lord chancellor, lord chief justice,
        etc. [Eng.]
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     4. A husband. "My lord being old also." --Gen. xviii. 12.
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              Thou worthy lord
              Of that unworthy wife that greeteth thee. --Shak.
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     5. (Feudal Law) One of whom a fee or estate is held; the male
        owner of feudal land; as, the lord of the soil; the lord
        of the manor.
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     6. The Supreme Being; Jehovah.
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     Note: When Lord, in the Old Testament, is printed in small
           capitals, it is usually equivalent to Jehovah, and
           might, with more propriety, be so rendered.
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     7. (Christianity) The Savior; Jesus Christ.
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     House of Lords, one of the constituent parts of the British
        Parliament, consisting of the lords spiritual and
     Lord high chancellor, Lord high constable, etc. See
        Chancellor, Constable, etc.
     Lord justice clerk, the second in rank of the two highest
        judges of the Supreme Court of Scotland.
     Lord justice general, or Lord president, the highest in
        rank of the judges of the Supreme Court of Scotland.
     Lord keeper, an ancient officer of the English crown, who
        had the custody of the king's great seal, with authority
        to affix it to public documents. The office is now merged
        in that of the chancellor.
     Lord lieutenant, a representative of British royalty: the
        lord lieutenant of Ireland being the representative of
        royalty there, and exercising supreme administrative
        authority; the lord lieutenant of a county being a
        deputy to manage its military concerns, and also to
        nominate to the chancellor the justices of the peace for
        that county.
     Lord of misrule, the master of the revels at Christmas in a
        nobleman's or other great house. --Eng. Cyc.
     Lords spiritual, the archbishops and bishops who have seats
        in the House of Lords.
     Lords temporal, the peers of England; also, sixteen
        representative peers of Scotland, and twenty-eight
        representatives of the Irish peerage.
     Our lord, Jesus Christ; the Savior.
     The Lord's Day, Sunday; the Christian Sabbath, on which the
        Lord Jesus rose from the dead.
     The Lord's Prayer, (Christianity) the prayer which Jesus
        taught his disciples, also called the Our Father.
        --Matt. vi. 9-13.
     The Lord's Supper.
        (a) The paschal supper partaken of by Jesus the night
            before his crucifixion.
        (b) The sacrament of the eucharist; the holy communion.
     The Lord's Table.
        (a) The altar or table from which the sacrament is
        (b) The sacrament itself.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Misrule \Mis*rule"\, n.
     1. The act, or the result, of misruling.
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     2. Disorder; confusion; tumult from insubordination.
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              Enormous riot and misrule surveyed.   --Pope.
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     Abbot of Misrule, or Lord of Misrule. See under Abbot,
        and Lord.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Abbot \Ab"bot\ ([a^]b"b[u^]t), n. [AS. abbod, abbad, L. abbas,
     abbatis, Gr. 'abba^s, fr. Syriac abb[=a] father. Cf. Abba,
     1. The superior or head of an abbey.
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     2. One of a class of bishops whose sees were formerly abbeys.
        --Encyc. Brit.
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     Abbot of the people. a title formerly given to one of the
        chief magistrates in Genoa.
     Abbot of Misrule (or Lord of Misrule), in medi[ae]val
        times, the master of revels, as at Christmas; in Scotland
        called the Abbot of Unreason. --Encyc. Brit.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Lord of Misrule
      n 1: a person appointed master of revels at a Christmas

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