barony

noun
bar·​ony | \ ˈber-ə-nē How to pronounce barony (audio) , ˈba-rə- \
plural baronies

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

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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

First Known Use of barony

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Barony.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/barony. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of barony

: the rank of a baron

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