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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The peers of a kingdom considered as a group.
  • n. Barons considered as a group.
  • n. The rank or dignity of a baron.
  • n. A list of barons.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Barons or nobles collectively
  • n. an annotated list of barons or peers
  • n. The dignity or rank of a baron.
  • n. The land which gives title to a baron.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The whole body of barons or peers.
  • n. The dignity or rank of a baron.
  • n. The land which gives title to a baron.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The whole body of British barons; formerly, the nobility or peerage in general.
  • n. The dignity or rank of a baron.
  • n. The land which gives title to a baron; a barony.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the peers of a kingdom considered as a group

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old French (and Anglo-Norman) barnage, from baron + -age, with the loss of a syllable. (Wiktionary)

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