baronage

baronage

[bar-uh-nij]
noun
1.
the entire British peerage, including all dukes, marquesses, earls, viscounts, and barons.
2.
Also, barony. the dignity or rank of a baron.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English barunage < Anglo-French (see baron, -age); replacing Middle English barnage < Old French

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baronage (ˈbærənɪdʒ)
 
n
1.  barons collectively
2.  the rank or dignity of a baron

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