Meaning of “barony” in the English Dictionary

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"barony" in British English

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baronynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbær.ən.i/ us /ˈber.ən.i/

Examples from literature

  • It is now well established by precedent that a daughter can inherit a barony by writ. 
  • She had long told him his real name, and urged him to demand from his father an acknowledgment of his being heir to the proud barony of the Bruce. 
  • The amount for a barony depended upon the King's pleasure. 
  • The mutual relations of rival baronies were by no means like those of rival clans or tribes in pre-Roman days. 
  • Won't all the boys in the barony be glad to be free from the traitor, and to have the true heir come to be their master. 

(Definition of “barony” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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