Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state or quality of being a baron

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A barony; the domain of a baron.
  • n. The rank or dignity of a baron.
  • n. Barons collectively.

Etymologies

baron +‎ -ry (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It had done well enough for a thousand years, it would do well enough still; it had stood firm against fierce sieges in the dark ages of the Roman baronry, it could afford to stand unchanged in its monumental strength against the advancing sea of nineteenth-century civilisation.

    Saracinesca

  • Her political creed shadows forth the government of the future as a pleasant combination of communism and knight-baronry, wherein all oppressed persons shall have republics, and all nice people shall wear armor, and live in castles, and strew the floors of their rooms with rushes and their garments with the anatomic monstrosities of heraldic blazon.

    Paul Patoff

  • Only to wealth, or high baronry, will her father give her! '

    Farina

  • The baronry of Offally was enlarged into the earldom of Kildare; the lordship of Carrick into the earldom of Ormond; the title of Desmond was conferred on Maurice Fitz-Thomas Fitzgerald, and that of Louth on the Baron de Bermingham.

    A Popular History of Ireland : from the Earliest Period to the Emancipation of the Catholics — Volume 1

  • Counts of Flanders and of Blois, "and a very great array of baronry and chivalry," were already assembled.

    A Popular History of France from the Earliest Times, Volume 2

  • Because the Lindens saw a great new revenue stream to grab at -- openspace sales -- and so did the land baronry, that mimics them perfectly.

    World of SL

  • It consisted of Dzenko’s following, plus Igorsh and some of the more prominent citizens of his baronry.

    Hokas Pokas

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