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barony

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noun bar·ony \ˈber-ə-nē, ˈba-rə-\

Simple Definition of barony

  • : the rank of a baron

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of barony

plural baronies

  1. 1 :  the domain, rank, or dignity of a baron

  2. 2 :  a vast private landholding

  3. 3 :  a field of activity under the sway of an individual or a special group

Examples of barony in a sentence

  1. He inherited the barony from his father.

  2. <no longer is the city's social and cultural life the barony of a few old-line families>



14th Century

First Known Use of barony

14th century


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