American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Baronets considered as a group.
- n. The rank or dignity of a baronet.
- n. A list of baronets.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The baronets as a body.
- n. The dignity or rank of a baronet.
- n. baronets collectively
- n. The rank of a baronet
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. State or rank of a baronet.
- n. The collective body of baronets.
- n. the state of a baronet
- n. the collective body of baronets
“Why does not some one publish a list of the young male nobility and baronetage, their names, weights, and probable fortunes?”
“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.”
“Rebecca Sharp — in a word, the whole baronetage, peerage, commonage of England, did not contain a more cunning, mean, selfish, foolish, disreputable old man.”
“No earldom, baronetage, or knighthood protected him.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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”
“The history of the baronetage was uneventful till 1783, when in consequence of the wrongful assumption of baronetcies, an old and then increasing evil,”
“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.”
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