barony

[bar-uh-nee]
noun, plural baronies.
1.
the domain of a baron.
2.
baronage ( def 2 ).

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English baronie < Anglo-French, Old French. See baron, -y3

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barony (ˈbærənɪ)
 
n , pl -nies
1.  a.  the domain of a baron
 b.  (in Ireland) a division of a county
 c.  (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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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.
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