baronetage


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bar·on·et·age

 (băr′ə-nĭ-tĭj, -nĕt′ĭj)
n.
1. Baronets considered as a group.
2. The rank or dignity of a baronet.
3. A list of baronets.

baronetage

(ˈbærənɪtɪdʒ)
n
1. (Heraldry) the order of baronets; baronets collectively
2. (Heraldry) the rank of a baronet; baronetcy

bar•on•et•age

(ˈbær ə nɪt ɪdʒ, -ˌnɛt-)

n.
1. baronets collectively.
[1710–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.baronetage - the collective body of baronets
aristocracy, nobility - a privileged class holding hereditary titles
2.baronetage - the state of a baronet
berth, billet, post, situation, position, office, place, spot - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
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She knew, that when he now took up the Baronetage, it was to drive the heavy bills of his tradespeople, and the unwelcome hints of Mr Shepherd, his agent, from his thoughts.
His politeness for the fair sex has already been hinted at by Miss Rebecca Sharp--in a word, the whole baronetage, peerage, commonage of England, did not contain a more cunning, mean, selfish, foolish, disreputable old man.
Wendy Bossberry-Scott, the co-editor of "Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage, said, "The Scottish title Prince Harry receives is likely to be an earldom but there are very few clues here.
Briggs or the ridiculous fixation of Austen's Sir Walter Elliott on the Baronetage cataloguing the members of English nobility, lists as motifs and methods are indispensable elements for the novel's exploration of contemporary realities.
18) Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage (London: Burke's Peerage, 1970).
Her father employs two gauges of personal worth, a mirror and the Baronetage, and Elizabeth faces failure in both cases.
The volume concerned is The Baronetage of England and it conveniently falls open at the usual page, a history of the Elliots of Kelynch Hall.
For instance, in her sixth chapter, "Persuasion's Battle of the Books: Baronetage versus Navy List," Barchas discusses the inversion of names in Persuasion by which Austen gives names of baronets to her naval characters and names of naval heroes to her landowners.
4) Sir Matthew's rise was solidified with the granting of a baronetage to the family in 1831, reviving a title dormant since the seventeenth century.
Charles Kidd, editor of Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage, predicted William and Kate would select a conventional first name for their son.
Charles Kidd, editor of Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage, said the alteration was expected, especially in light of moves to pass legislation removing discrimination surrounding women succeeding to the throne.
Charles Kidd, of Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage, said the alteration was expected in light of moves to remove discrimination surrounding women succeeding to the throne through legislation.