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

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

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Above all, John provoked the most effective baronial and ecclesiastical revolt of the Middle Ages and endured the humiliation of submitting to its demands. Allan Massie, WSJ, "‘The Restless Kings’ Review: A Family at War With Itself," 11 Jan. 2019 It was built for her uncle and aunt, Harold and Georgette Wetmore Brown, in 1894; the austere granite exterior of the baronial structure designed by local practitioner Dudley Newton. Michael Henry Adams, Town & Country, "Inside the Auction of Eileen Slocum's Astounding Newport Mansion," 28 Sep. 2018 His brands conjure both a baronial Manhattan penthouse and a beer on the back porch. Vogue, "Oprah Reflects on 50 Years of Ralph Lauren Defining American Style," 18 Sep. 2018 Should Congress enlarge the land grants for grazing, then baronial estates would soon crowd the plains, an aristocratic few owning lands sufficient for a European principality and crowding out the small farmer upon which the nation depended. Johnforristerross, Longreads, "Taming the Great American Desert," 2 July 2018 The $100,000 Range Rover Sport pulls up to the building's baronial awning. Holly Peterson, Town & Country, "The Truth About What You Should Tip Your Doorman This Holiday Season," 8 Dec. 2016 In the late 19th century, wealthy industrialists started building baronial weekend and summer mansions and estates. Marcelle Sussman Fischler, New York Times, "Locust Valley: A Quiet Burg With Good Schools and Elite Clubs," 29 Mar. 2017 Unquestionably, the most colorful social event of the visit was staged by Ralston at his baronial estate south from San Francisco in Belmont. Shirley Burgett, The Mercury News, "Matters Historical: In 1872, Japanese Embassy visits San Francisco, parties on the Peninsula," 3 May 2017 With these departures, the American era of the baronial chief executive, sitting atop an industrial dominion with all the attendant privileges, is drawing to a close. Nelson D. Schwartz, New York Times, "The Decline of the Baronial C.E.O.," 17 June 2017

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First Known Use of baronial

1726, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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