baronage, barony
The baronage is the body of barons collectively, and a baronage is a listing of them. Barony is the rank or domain of a baron.

Modern English usage. 2014.

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  • Barony — Bar o*ny, n.; pl. {Baronies}. [OF. baronie, F. baronnie, LL. baronia. See {Baron}.] 1. The fee or domain of a baron; the lordship, dignity, or rank of a baron. [1913 Webster] 2. In Ireland, a territorial division, corresponding nearly to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Barony —    BARONY, county of Lanark.    See Glasgow …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • barony — c.1300, from O.Fr. baronie, from L.L. *baronia, from baron (see BARON (Cf. baron)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • barony — ► NOUN (pl. baronies) ▪ the rank and estates of a baron …   English terms dictionary

  • barony — [bar′ə nē, ber′ə nē] n. pl. baronies [ME & OFr baronie] 1. a baron s domain 2. the rank, title, or status of a baron or baroness …   English World dictionary

  • barony — [[t]bæ̱rəni[/t]] baronies N COUNT A barony is the rank or position of a baron …   English dictionary

  • Barony of Bedford — Barony of England, Bedford, EnglandFirst creation*Created for Paine de Beauchamp, by William Rufus *William de Beauchamp forfeit for rebelling in the First Barons War *Faukes de Brent sent by King John of England to enforce William s forfeit,… …   Wikipedia

  • Barony and Castle of Giffen — The Barony of Giffen and its associated 15th century castle were in the parish of Beith in the former District of Cunninghame, now North Ayrshire. The site may be spelled Giffen or Giffin and lay within the Lordship of Giffin, which included the… …   Wikipedia

  • Barony Rosendal — The Barony Rosendal is the most well known attraction in Kvinnherad. The barony is often referred to as The smallest castle in Scandinavia .The history of the Barony dates back to the 1650s, when the nobleman Ludwig Rosenkrantz came to Bergen as… …   Wikipedia

  • Barony of Halton — The Barony of Halton, in England, comprised a succession of 15 barons. After the Norman conquest, William the Conqueror divided his kingdom into three earldoms, namely Shrewsbury, Hereford and Chester. Hugh Lupus was appointed Earl of Chester and …   Wikipedia

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