noun bar·on·ry \ˈbarənrē, -ri also ˈber-\

Definition of baronry



  1. 1 :  the domain, rank, or dignity of a baron

  2. 2 :  the body of barons

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Origin and Etymology of baronry

Middle English barunrie, from Middle French baronerie, from baron + -erie -ery

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a brief usually trivial fact

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