- the domain of a baron.
- baronage(def 2).
Origin of barony
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Examples from the Web for barony
The Barony of Holderness was forfeited, but Drogo was never captured.Yorkshire Painted And Described
Malcolm of Inch-Grabbit had, it appeared, come to uplift the rents of the Barony.Red Cap Tales
Samuel Rutherford Crockett
A barony had, in his judgment, begun to be a thing which might be mentioned without a smile.
You remember that the unsuccessful claimant in the Bearsdale case got a barony?
You are of course aware that there was once a barony in the family.The Young Duke
- the domain of a baron
- (in Ireland) a division of a county
- (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
c.1300, from Old French baronie, from Late Latin *baronia, from baron (see baron).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper