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baronetage

[bar-uh-nit-ij, -net-] /ˈbær ə nɪt ɪdʒ, -ˌnɛt-/
noun
1.
baronets collectively.
2.
Origin of baronetage
1710-1720
First recorded in 1710-20; baronet + -age
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  • The landlady recognised his baronetage with a little courtesy.

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  • For Precedency due to Baronets and their wives a baronetage should be consulted.

  • Rank is rank; but your father has absorbed notions which disgrace his baronetage.

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  • Adm. I said many years, long before my name was added to the baronetage.

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  • The best genealogical and heraldic dictionary of the Peerage and baronetage.

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  • Burke's Peerage and baronetage is now quite a national annual.

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  • For the female mind the baronetage has a peculiar fascination.

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  • She did not seem at all impressed with the fact that she was talking to a member of the baronetage.

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  • It leaves out of sight the most endearing, because the most human, trait of the baronetage—its pecuniary origin.

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  • So I told a puppy of a nephew of mine, who would go and buy a baronetage, forsooth—disinherited him!

British Dictionary definitions for baronetage

baronetage

/ˈbærənɪtɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the order of baronets; baronets collectively
2.
the rank of a baronet; baronetcy
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