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baronetcy

[bar-uh-nit-see, -net]
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noun, plural bar·on·et·cies.
  1. the rank or dignity of a baronet.
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Origin of baronetcy

First recorded in 1805–15; baronet + -cy
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Examples from the Web for baronetcy

Historical Examples

  • She died in 1803, only three years after the Baronetcy had been conferred upon her husband.

    Self-Help

    Samuel Smiles

  • You don't covet a peerage; you would n't accept a baronetcy.

  • He 'll never get the baronetcy by supporting the Government in this way.

  • He was heir to a baronetcy and to the estates that went with it.

    Aunt Rachel

    David Christie Murray

  • I've no baronetcy and no estate, and can destroy none but myself.

    Kept in the Dark

    Anthony Trollope


British Dictionary definitions for baronetcy

baronetcy

noun plural -cies
  1. the rank, position, or patent of a baronet
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