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Meaning of BARONY

Pronunciation:  'barunee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the domain of a baron
  2. [n]  the estate of a baron
  3. [n]  the rank or dignity or position of a baronet or baroness

BARONY is a 6 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: baronetcy
 See Also: acres, demesne, demesne, domain, estate, land, land, landed estate, rank



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bar"o*ny\, n.; pl. {Baronies}. [OF. baronie, F.
baronnie, LL. baronia. See {Baron}.]
1. The fee or domain of a baron; the lordship, dignity, or
   rank of a baron.

2. In Ireland, a territorial division, corresponding nearly
   to the English hundred, and supposed to have been
   originally the district of a native chief. There are 252
   of these baronies. In Scotland, an extensive freehold. It
   may be held by a commoner. --Brande & C.