barony

[ bar-uh-nee ]
/ ˈbær ə ni /

noun, plural bar·o·nies.

the domain of a baron.

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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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