Part of speech: noun

The rank, dignity, or domain of a baron.

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Usage examples "barony":

  1. The barony in which they lived was the barony of Desmond. - "Castle Richmond", 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", 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", S.M. Hussey.