Definitions

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

  • adj. Of or relating to a baron or barony.
  • adj. Suited for or befitting a baron; stately and grand: a baronial mansion.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. belonging or relating to a baron or barons
  • adj. suitable for a baron

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to a baron or a barony.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to a baron or a barony, or to the order of barons: as, baronial possessions; the baronial dignity.

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

  • adj. impressive in appearance

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Examples

  • a family party of old and young, they were having a good time, with a freedom which she called baronial; the ladies wore white satin, or black lace, but the men were in sack-coats; she chose to attribute them, for no reason but their outlandishness, to Transylvania.

    Complete March Family Trilogy

  • The house is built of reddish granite in what is called the baronial style, with a sprinkling of peaked gables and pepper-box turrets, and

    Life of Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen — Volume 2

  • It is known as the baronial, and architects in all parts of the country, when building a modern mansion in the castellated manner, have invariably followed it.

    Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 445 Volume 18, New Series, July 10, 1852

  • In Katmandu I caught rumors of a couple in the uplands who lived a kind of baronial existence among tribespeople whose benefactors and teachers they were.

    The Boat of a Million Years

  • When Walter Scott failed, and Abbotsford was encumbered with a large debt, when his dream of restoring a kind of baronial life was all shattered, he did a grander work than in the building of that magnificent estate; for he strove with all the powers of his mind to earn the money which should repay his creditors.

    Hold Up Your Heads, Girls! : Helps for Girls, in School and Out

  • The 37-foot gallery opens onto the "baronial" living room with

    All Stories | The New York Observer

  • a servant, and the Denmark Hill household was as easy-going as the legendary "baronial" retinue of the good old times.

    The Life of John Ruskin

  • At Brazil's ninth annual Festival Vale do Café, musical performances took place in the most unusual places, from baronial estates to cow barns, as well as in more traditional settings such as churches and city squares.

    Chris McGowan: Brazil's Coffee Valley Music Festival Draws Crowds to Historic Region

  • Mr. Goldhill and his companions first visited Abbotsford in Scotland, the extravagant baronial pile erected by Sir Walter Scott to memorialize his own world-wide celebrity.

    Modern Reliquaries

  • This time the Middletons, undaunted by the unflattering newspaper stories about Carole, decided to spend $8,000 to rent a baronial thirty-room Georgian mansion in Scotland for Christmas week.

    William and Kate

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