Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The peers of a kingdom considered as a group.
  • noun Barons considered as a group.
  • noun The rank or dignity of a baron.
  • noun A list of barons.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The whole body of British barons; formerly, the nobility or peerage in general.
  • noun The dignity or rank of a baron.
  • noun The land which gives title to a baron; a barony.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The whole body of barons or peers.
  • noun The dignity or rank of a baron.
  • noun obsolete The land which gives title to a baron.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Barons or nobles collectively
  • noun an annotated list of barons or peers
  • noun obsolete The dignity or rank of a baron.
  • noun obsolete The land which gives title to a baron.

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

  • noun the peers of a kingdom considered as a group

Etymologies

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Middle English, from Old French (and Anglo-Norman) barnage, from baron + -age, with the loss of a syllable.

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