Definitions

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

  • adjective Of or relating to a baron or barony.
  • adjective Suited for or befitting a baron; stately and grand.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

  • adjective Pertaining to a baron or a barony.

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

  • adjective belonging or relating to a baron or barons
  • adjective suitable for a baron

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

  • adjective 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

    Their Silver Wedding Journey — Volume 2

  • 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.

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

    All Stories | The New York Observer

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

    All Stories | The New York Observer

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

    All Stories | The New York Observer

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