In English legislation. The collective body of barons, or associated with nobility most importantly. Spelman.
the colleagues of a kingdom regarded as a bunch
- The whole human anatomy of barons or colleagues.
- The dignity or position of a baron.
- The land which gives name to a baron.
(n.) The whole human body of barons or colleagues.
- (letter.) The dignity or position of a baron.
- (letter.) The land which provides subject to a baron.
By his divorce from Isabella of Gloucester he offended the English baronage (1200); by his marriage with Isabella of Angouleme, the betrothed of Hugh of Lusignan, he gave an opportunity to the discontented Poitevins for invoking French assistance and to Philip Augustus for pronouncing against him a sentence of forfeiture.