Definition of barony noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈbærəni//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbærəni//
    (pl. baronies)
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  1. 1the rank or position of a baron
  2. 2an area of land that is owned and controlled by a baron
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French baronie (from baron), or from medieval Latin baronia, from baro, baron- ‘man, warrior’, probably of Germanic origin.