1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Mormaor

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MORMAOR, or Mormaer (from two Gaelic words mor, great, and maor, a steward or bailiff), a title used to designate the rulers of the seven provinces into which Celtic Scotland, i.e. the part of the country north of the Forth and the Clyde, was divided. These seven mormaorships, or original “earldoms” of Scotland, as they were afterwards called, were: Angus, Athole with Gowry, Caithness with Sutherland, Fife, Mar with Buchan, Moray with Ross, and Stratherne with Menteith.