bar·​on·​et·​cy | \ ˈber-ə-nət-sē How to pronounce baronetcy (audio) , ˈba-rə-; ˌber-ə-ˈnet-sē, ˌba-rə-\

Definition of baronetcy

: the rank of a baronet

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His fiancée might be a princess, but Jack actually has his own ties to the Brooksbank baronetcy. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Everything We Know About Jack Brooksbank's Family Ahead of the Royal Wedding," 12 June 2018 George will inherit the baronetcy when his father dies. Ed Caesar, Esquire, "George Osborne's Revenge," 15 Sep. 2017

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1795, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of baronetcy was in 1795

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