What does the word barony mean?

Usage examples for barony

  1. The barony in which they lived was the barony of Desmond. – Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope
  2. According to her it was the dearest wish of his heart to claim the old barony, but not before there could go with the barony a fortune adequate to the lustre of a title so ancient, and equal to the wealth of modern peers with higher nominal rank. – Kenelm Chillingly, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  3. He lived during his whole life in the barony of Iveragh, and buried four wives. – The Reminiscences of an Irish Land Agent by S.M. Hussey