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 in a sentence
He inherited the barony from his father.
<no longer is the city's social and cultural life the barony of a few old-line families>
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Definition of barony for English Language Learners
: the rank of a baron
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