Definitions

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

  • n. The domain of a baron.
  • n. The rank or dignity of a baron.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A dominion ruled by a baron or baroness, often part of a larger kingdom or empire.
  • n. A medieval land measure equal to 4000 acres (100 hides).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The fee or domain of a baron; the lordship, dignity, or rank of a baron.
  • n. In Ireland, a territorial division, corresponding nearly to the English hundred, and supposed to have been originally the district of a native chief. There are 252 of these baronies. In Scotland, an extensive freehold. It may be held by a commoner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The rank or dignity of a baron.
  • n. The domain of a baron; the territory or lordship of a baron.
  • n. In Scotland, a large freehold estate, even though the proprietor is not a baron.
  • n. In Ireland, a territorial division corresponding nearly to the English hundred, and supposed to have been originally the district of a native chief. There are 316 baronies in the island.
  • n. Formerly, the tenure by which a baron held of his superior, namely, military or other honorable service.
  • n. The body of barons and other peers; the baronage.

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

  • n. the estate of a baron
  • n. the domain of a baron
  • n. the rank or dignity or position of a baronet or baroness

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Examples

  • The barony is populated by humans, dwarves and gnomes who try to get by in life with simple jobs and adventuring.

    Maerquin 26: De Verlaten Pas

  • The civil centre of the barony was the great farm or grange, with its mill, for in the thirteenth century the Lowlands had water-mills which to the west Highlands were scarcely known in 1745, when the Highland husbandmen were still using the primitive hand-quern of two circular stones.

    A Short History of Scotland

  • Reavis renamed himself "Peralta-Reavis," and for a while had headquarters for his "barony" at Arizola, a short distance east of Casa Grande, where he maintained his family in state, with his children in royal purple velvet, with monogrammed coronets upon their Russian caps.

    Mormon Settlement in Arizona A Record of Peaceful Conquest of the Desert

  • The stepmother loathes her late husband’s offspring and detests sharing the fruits of her deceased husband’s barony, which is beneath her needs as it is She also wants to punish Evelinde for being the brave daughter of her despicable dead spouse; so assumes the Scottish aristocratic barbarian will be a perfect brute for Evelinde.

    Devil of the Highlands-Lynsay Sands « The Merry Genre Go Round Reviews

  • My barony has been a peaceful community, having little need for arms. "

    Millennium

  • The script is by Julian Fellowes, probably the first Oscar-winning writer to have been ennobled — he was made a life peer by being given a barony in the honors list published in November.

    Peerless Titles

  • According to the preamble, The old Scottish family of Person of Lochlands, Pierson of the barony of Balmadies, Forfarshire, and Pearson of the barony of Kippenross, Dunblane, Perthshire, of which the Hon.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Barony: there are 331 barony divisions in Ireland and this is thought be originally a Norman land unit.

    Land Subdivisions in Ireland « Cork Genealogist

  • Civil parishes also vary in size and are grouped together to form a barony.

    Land Subdivisions in Ireland « Cork Genealogist

  • There was no doubt the colonel was the more suitable spouse, being both Mr Darcy's cousin and a viscount, while Mr Alveston was the heir to a meagre barony, but Mr Alveston was the more easy on the eye and six years ago she might have connived to ensure his preferment.

    Digested read: Death Comes to Pemberley by PD James

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