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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.
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baronage

(ˈbærənɪdʒ)
n
1. (Heraldry) barons collectively
2. (Heraldry) the rank or dignity of a baron
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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]
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Baronage, Baroney, Barondy

 the whole body of barons collectively.
Example: baronage of heaven [‘angels’], 1340.
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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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The old-time Feudal Baronage ravaged the world with fire and sword; the modern Money Baronage exploits the world by mastering and applying the world's economic forces.
From the early fourteenth century there had in fact been two different baronages of Strange.
Ammirato argues for both "antichita" (consisting of "many degrees" or many generations of nobility) and "splendore" (baronages, title, and dignities "in accord with our customs," which could include churchmen, such as popes, cardinals, and bishops).