baronage


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bar·on·age

 (băr′ə-nĭj)
n.
1. The peers of a kingdom considered as a group.
2. Barons considered as a group.
3. The rank or dignity of a baron.
4. A list of barons.

baronage

(ˈbærənɪdʒ)
n
1. (Heraldry) barons collectively
2. (Heraldry) the rank or dignity of a baron

bar•on•age

(ˈbær ə nɪdʒ)

n.
1. the entire British peerage, including all dukes, marquesses, earls, viscounts, and barons.
2. Also, barony. the dignity or rank of a baron.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French]

Baronage, Baroney, Barondy

 the whole body of barons collectively.
Example: baronage of heaven [‘angels’], 1340.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.baronage - the peers of a kingdom considered as a group
aristocracy, nobility - a privileged class holding hereditary titles
noblewoman, peeress, Lady - a woman of the peerage in Britain
peer - a nobleman (duke or marquis or earl or viscount or baron) who is a member of the British peerage
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