barony

[ bar-uh-nee ]
/ ˈbær ə ni /
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noun, plural bar·o·nies.

the domain of a baron.

Nearby words

  1. barong,
  2. barong tagalog,
  3. baronial,
  4. baronize,
  5. barons' war,
  6. barophilic,
  7. barophoresis,
  8. baroque,
  9. baroque organ,
  10. baroreceptor

Origin of barony

1250–1300; Middle English baronie < Anglo-French, Old French. See baron, -y3

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British Dictionary definitions for barony

barony

/ (ˈbærənɪ) /

noun plural -nies

  1. the domain of a baron
  2. (in Ireland) a division of a county
  3. (in Scotland) a large estate or manor
the rank or dignity of a baron
a sphere of influence dominated by an industrial magnate or other powerful individual
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Word Origin and History for barony

barony

n.

c.1300, from Old French baronie, from Late Latin *baronia, from baron (see baron).

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