- the entire British peerage, including all dukes, marquesses, earls, viscounts, and barons.
- Also barony. the dignity or rank of a baron.
Origin of baronage
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Examples from the Web for baronage
But the crown was still stronger than any force of the baronage.
From the first his aim was to free the Crown from the control of the baronage.
But the baronage or squirearchy of the country were of another mind.
But the Baronage or Squirearchy of the country were of another mind.History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. III. (of XXI.)
And as there was no "people," so in the mediæval sense of the word there was no "baronage."Stray Studies from England and Italy
John Richard Greene
- barons collectively
- the rank or dignity of a baron
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