American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The rank or dignity of a baronet or baronetess.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The title and dignity of a baronet.
- n. the rank of a baronet
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The rank or patent of a baronet.
- n. the title of a baron
- n. the rank or dignity or position of a baronet or baroness
- baronet + -cy (Wiktionary)
“The baronetcy was a recent one, and not unconnected with trade.”
“Lastingham, and might therefore be readily excused if he considered himself a person of some importance in a country where a baronetcy is the highest hereditary dignity, and where many of the existing”
“Later he administered the affairs of the Duke of Kent, whose trustee he was, and his baronetcy was the first bestowed by Queen Victoria.”
“There's one trust deposit yet to be divided between the Government and this sly old Indo-Scotch-man, and I fancy the empty honor of the baronetcy is a quid pro quo. ”
“Orthodox art history tends to see Effie as a malign influence, eagerly propelling her docile husband down the path to mass acceptance, marchionesses' daughters and giving the public what it wanted—a long, craven process of "selling out" symbolized by the baronetcy that came his way in 1885.”
“In the same year (1826), however, the death of Shelley's son by Harriet made little Percy a person of consequence as heir to the baronetcy, and her position improved.”
“The more Seabright gains in the public sphere (election to Parliament, a baronetcy, an offer of high office), the more he loses in his household.”
“It was a sadness with him that he had neither son nor any male relative: he was resigned to the baronetcy dying with him.”
“He takes his baronetcy and his membership of the Jockey Club very seriously ... he could not bear having his whole life collapse in failure. ”
“He himself had the short-cut shape that went with the businessman personality: with the baronetcy and membership of the Jockey Club.”
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