baronage

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English barnage, from Old French (and Anglo-Norman) barnage, from baron + -age, with the loss of a syllable.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

baronage (plural baronages)

  1. barons or nobles collectively
    • 1724, [Gilbert] Burnet, [Gilbert Burnet Jr.], editor, Bishop Burnet’s History of His Own Time. [], volume (please specify |volume=I or II), London: [] Thomas Ward [], OCLC 863504080:
      the baronage of the kingdom
  2. an annotated list of barons or peers
  3. (obsolete) barony, the dignity or rank of a baron
  4. (obsolete) barony, the land which gives title to a baron