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barony

[bar-uh-nee] /ˈbær ə ni/
noun, plural baronies.
1.
the domain of a baron.
2.
baronage (def 2).
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English baronie < Anglo-French, Old French. See baron, -y3
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  • When included, plantation and barony names were indexed as topics, not as geographic locations.
  • Plantation and barony names were indexed as topics, not as geographic locations.
  • The general, who has several other sons, is the third of three brothers to inherit the barony.
British Dictionary definitions for barony

barony

/ˈbærənɪ/
noun (pl) -nies
1.
  1. the domain of a baron
  2. (in Ireland) a division of a county
  3. (in Scotland) a large estate or manor
2.
the rank or dignity of a baron
3.
a sphere of influence dominated by an industrial magnate or other powerful individual
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Word Origin and History for barony
n.

c.1300, from Old French baronie, from Late Latin *baronia, from baron (see baron).

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