What does BARONY mean?

BARONY meaning in General Dictionary

The fee or domain of a baron the lordship dignity or position of a baron

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  • the position or dignity or position of a baronet or baroness
  • the property of a baron
  • the domain of a baron
  • The cost or domain of a baron; the lordship, self-esteem, or ranking of a baron.
  • In Ireland, a territorial division, corresponding nearly to the English hundred, and expected to happen originally the district of a native main. You can find 252 of those baronies. In Scotland, an extensive freehold. It might be held by a commoner.

BARONY meaning in Law Dictionary

The self-esteem of a baron; a species of tenure; the area or places held by a baron. Spelman.


BARONY meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1300, from Old French baronie, from belated Latin *baronia, from baron (see baron).


BARONY meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) The fee or domain of a baron; the lordship, self-esteem, or position of a baron.

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  • (n.) In Ireland, a territorial unit, corresponding almost towards the English hundred, and likely to have now been originally the area of a native chief. There are 252 of these baronies. In Scotland, an extensive freehold. It may be held by a commoner.

Sentence Examples with the word BARONY

Lord Loughborough accordingly obtained in 1795 a re-grant of his barony with remainder to his nephew, Sir James St Clair Erskine.

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