barony

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bar·o·ny

 (băr′ə-nē)
n. pl. bar·o·nies
1. The domain of a baron.
2. The rank or dignity of a baron.

barony

(ˈbærənɪ)
n, pl -nies
1. (Heraldry)
a. the domain of a baron
b. (in Ireland) a division of a county
c. (in Scotland) a large estate or manor
2. (Heraldry) the rank or dignity of a baron
3. a sphere of influence dominated by an industrial magnate or other powerful individual

bar•o•ny

(ˈbær ə ni)

n., pl. -nies.
1. the domain of a baron.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.barony - the estate of a baron
acres, demesne, landed estate, estate, land - extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use; "the family owned a large estate on Long Island"
2.barony - the rank or dignity or position of a baronet or baronessbarony - the rank or dignity or position of a baronet or baroness
rank - relative status; "his salary was determined by his rank and seniority"
3.barony - the domain of a baron
demesne, domain, land - territory over which rule or control is exercised; "his domain extended into Europe"; "he made it the law of the land"
Translations

barony

[ˈbærənɪ] Nbaronía f

barony

[ˈbærəni] nbaronnie f

barony

nBaronie f
References in classic literature ?
The separate governments in a confederacy may aptly be compared with the feudal baronies; with this advantage in their favor, that from the reasons already explained, they will generally possess the confidence and good-will of the people, and with so important a support, will be able effectually to oppose all encroachments of the national government.
The lordships of the manors of Rowley Somery, Rowley Regis, Coseley, all near Dudley, and Hamstall Ridware, near Lichfield, are among 32 manorial lordships and five feudal baronies up for auction.
Earlier this year, he netted pounds 150,000 from three baronies.