baronetcy

noun
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

Examples of baronetcy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the nineteen-sixties, a legal battle took place, in secret, over the claim of a Scottish transgender man, Ewan Forbes, to a baronetcy title whose succession was determined by male primogeniture. The New Yorker, 20 Dec. 2021 His fiancée might be a princess, but Jack actually has his own ties to the Brooksbank baronetcy. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, 12 June 2018 His fiancée might be a princess, but Jack actually has his own ties to the Brooksbank baronetcy. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, 12 June 2018 George will inherit the baronetcy when his father dies. Ed Caesar, Esquire, 15 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of baronetcy

1795, in the meaning defined above

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“Baronetcy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/baronetcy. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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