Definitions

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

  • n. Baronets considered as a group.
  • n. The rank or dignity of a baronet.
  • n. A list of baronets.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. baronets collectively
  • n. The rank of a baronet

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. State or rank of a baronet.
  • n. The collective body of baronets.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The baronets as a body.
  • n. The dignity or rank of a baronet.

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

  • n. the state of a baronet
  • n. the collective body of baronets

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Examples

  • Why does not some one publish a list of the young male nobility and baronetage, their names, weights, and probable fortunes?

    The Newcomes

  • Gazette for giving publicity to their sales; and he eloquently called upon the nobility of England, the baronetage of England, the revered clergy of England, the bar of England, the matrons, the daughters, the homes and hearths of England, to rally round the good old cause; and Bungay at the conclusion of the reading woke up from a second snooze in which he had indulged himself, and again said it was all right.

    The History of Pendennis

  • Rebecca Sharp — in a word, the whole baronetage, peerage, commonage of England, did not contain a more cunning, mean, selfish, foolish, disreputable old man.

    Vanity Fair

  • No earldom, baronetage, or knighthood protected him.

    The Common Reader, Second Series

  • Knowl, so called in this county, but he had many other places, was of a very ancient lineage, who had refused a baronetage often, and it was said even a viscounty, being of a proud and defiant spirit, and thinking themselves higher in station and purer of blood than two-thirds of the nobility into whose ranks it was said, they had been invited to enter.

    Uncle Silas

  • The untitled aristocracy have in this great work as perfect a dictionary of their genealogical history, family connexions, and heraldic rights, as the peerage and baronetage.

    A Yacht Voyage to Norway, Denmark, and Sweden 2nd edition

  • It has been sought to obtain badges or other distinctions for baronets and also to purge the order of wrongful assumptions, an evil to which the baronetage of Nova Scotia is peculiarly exposed, owing to the dignity being descendible to collateral heirs male of the grantee as well as to those of his body.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3 "Banks" to "Bassoon"

  • The baronetage of Nova Scotia was devised in 1624 as a means of promoting the "plantation" of that province, and James announced his intention of creating a hundred baronets, each of whom was to support six colonists for two years (or pay 2000 marks in lieu thereof) and also to pay 1000 marks to

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3 "Banks" to "Bassoon"

  • The history of the baronetage was uneventful till 1783, when in consequence of the wrongful assumption of baronetcies, an old and then increasing evil,

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3 "Banks" to "Bassoon"

  • Eight years later (30th of September 1619), the baronetage of Ireland was instituted, the king pledging himself not to create more than a hundred baronets.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3 "Banks" to "Bassoon"

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