baronage

baronage
noun Date: 13th century the whole body of barons or peers ; nobility 2

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  • Baronage — Bar on*age, n. [OE. barnage, baronage, OF. barnage, F. baronnage; cf. LL. baronagium.] [1913 Webster] 1. The whole body of barons or peers. [1913 Webster] The baronage of the kingdom. Bp. Burnet. [1913 Webster] 2. The dignity or rank of a baron.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • baronage — baronage, barony The baronage is the body of barons collectively, and a baronage is a listing of them. Barony is the rank or domain of a baron …   Modern English usage

  • baronage — [bar′ən ij΄, ber′ən ij] n. [ME & OFr barnage < BARON] 1. the barons as a class 2. the peerage 3. BARONY (sense 2) …   English World dictionary

  • baronage — /bar euh nij/, n. 1. the entire British peerage, including all dukes, marquesses, earls, viscounts, and barons. 2. Also, barony. the dignity or rank of a baron. [1250 1300; ME barunage < AF (see BARON, AGE); r. ME barnage < OF] * * * …   Universalium

  • baronage — noun a) [treated as sing. or pl.] barons or nobles collectively b) an annotated list of barons or peers …   Wiktionary

  • Baronage — The vassals of a feudal chief; later an assembly of barons; all the barons as a class …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • baronage — sb. [barnage]. HD. 2947 …   Oldest English Words

  • baronage — bar·on·age || bærÉ™nɪdÊ’ n. office of a baron; status of a baron …   English contemporary dictionary

  • baronage — noun 1》 [treated as sing. or plural] barons or nobles collectively. 2》 an annotated list of barons or peers …   English new terms dictionary

  • Baronage — ♦ The leading members of the landed elite, above the bannerets. The title of baron carried no specific duties or rights, though most were treated as peers. (Waugh, Scott. England in the Reign of Edward III, 237) Related terms: Barony, Baron …   Medieval glossary

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