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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Barony  \Bar"o*ny\,  n.;  pl  {Baronies}.  [OF.  baronie  F. 
  baronnie  LL  baronia.  See  {Baron}.] 
  1.  The  fee  or  domain  of  a  baron;  the  lordship,  dignity,  or 
  rank  of  a  baron. 
 
  2.  In  Ireland,  a  territorial  division,  corresponding  nearly 
  to  the  English  hundred,  and  supposed  to  have  been 
  originally  the  district  of  a  native  chief.  There  are  252 
  of  these  baronies.  In  Scotland,  an  extensive  freehold.  It 
  may  be  held  by  a  commoner.  --Brande  &  C. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  barony 
  n  1:  the  estate  of  a  baron 
  2:  the  rank  or  dignity  or  position  of  a  baronet  or  baroness 
  [syn:  {baronetcy}] 
  3:  the  domain  of  a  baron 




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