baronetcy

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bar·on·et·cy

 (băr′ə-nĭt-sē, -nĕt′sē)
n. pl. bar·on·et·cies
The rank or dignity of a baronet or baronetess.

baronetcy

(ˈbærənɪtsɪ; -ˌnɛt-)
n, pl -cies
(Heraldry) the rank, position, or patent of a baronet

bar•on•et•cy

(ˈbær ə nɪt si, -ˌnɛt)

n., pl. -cies.
the rank or dignity of a baronet.
[1805–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.baronetcy - the rank or dignity or position of a baronet or baronessbaronetcy - the rank or dignity or position of a baronet or baroness
rank - relative status; "his salary was determined by his rank and seniority"
2.baronetcy - the title of a baron
title - an appellation signifying nobility; "`your majesty' is the appropriate title to use in addressing a king"
Translations

baronetcy

[ˈbærənɪtsɪ] Ndignidad f del baronet

baronetcy

n (= rank)Baronetstand m; (= title)Baronetswürde f
References in classic literature ?
Pocket's falling into a discussion with Drummle respecting two baronetcies, while she ate a sliced orange steeped in sugar and wine, and forgetting all about the baby on her lap: who did most appalling things with the nutcrackers.
Meanwhile, on the eve of the ceremony, 550 peerages, baronetcies and knighthoods were handed out - or sold by our supreme fixer Lloyd George.
James II started it all by putting a price tag on baronetcies in the 17th century.