barony

noun
bar·​ony | \ˈber-ə-nē, 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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The first known use of barony was in the 13th century

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barony

noun

English Language Learners Definition of barony

: the rank of a baron

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