barony


bar·ony

noun \ˈber-ə-nē, ˈba-rə-\

: the rank of a baron

plural bar·on·ies

Full Definition of BARONY

1
:  the domain, rank, or dignity of a baron
2
:  a vast private landholding
3
:  a field of activity under the sway of an individual or a special group

Examples of BARONY

  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>

First Known Use of BARONY

14th century

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