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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From the early fourteenth century there had in fact been two different baronages of Strange.
These simple truths are present in the baronages that conclude the county tours in all editions of Britannia, and in the descents of manors that Camden traces in his perambulations.