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Definition of baronial

1 : of or relating to a baron or the baronage
2 : stately, ample a baronial room

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a baronial mansion with dozens of spacious, luxurious rooms
Recent Examples on the Web Ivanka Trump, ever in control of her tone, recommended a craft project involving an elaborate glamping setup in her baronial living room. Dan Chiasson, The New Yorker, "The Retreating Horizon of Time in Quarantine," 19 Mar. 2020 James, heir to several large fortunes, grew up in West Dean, a baronial pile in Sussex, where he was starved of both playmates and his mother’s affection. The Economist, "Leonora Carrington Searching for Britain’s most important surrealist," 18 Dec. 2019 The building is drenched in history, and the sandstone walls and baronial dining hall make for a very special dining experience to close out your incredible trip. Laura Jung, Harper's BAZAAR, "72 Hours in Spanish Wine Country," 18 Dec. 2019 Philanthropy from the McGlothlins, the Streets and the other baronial families that minted fortunes from Buchanan’s coal have helped fund projects in the area, including the law school and the college of pharmacy. Eduardo Porter, New York Times, "Can a Coal Town Reinvent Itself?," 6 Dec. 2019 Who, after all, wouldn’t want to live in the baronial splendor of a home that enchanted upstairs and downstairs personnel alike? Los Angeles Times, "Column: ‘Downton Abbey’s’ shift from TV show to movie: dream date or a dark ride?," 20 Sep. 2019 Softly was a vivid dresser and was tonight arrayed in a baronial waistcoat with fobbed pocket watch, cornflower neckerchief, and champagne bomber jacket of distressed leather. Colin Barrett, Harper's magazine, "The Alps," 22 July 2019 One of its baronial drawing rooms even made the December 1995 cover of Architectural Digest magazine. Ben Widdicombe, Town & Country, "The Secret History of Jeffrey Epstein's New York Townhouse," 10 July 2019 The grand living room centers on a baronial fireplace. Lauren Beale,, "Vintage SoCal: 1920s estate in La Cañada Flintridge is still the bee’s knees," 12 July 2019

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First Known Use of baronial

1726, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of baronial was in 1726

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“Baronial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of baronial

: of or relating to a baron : suitable for a baron


ba·​ro·​ni·​al | \ bə-ˈrō-nē-əl How to pronounce baronial (audio) \

Kids Definition of baronial

: of, relating to, or suitable for a baron

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