Barony

Noun

  • Baronship, the rank or position of a baron.
  • The domain of a baron or baroness, usually as part of a larger kingdom or empire.
  • (obsolete) The baronage: the body of barons in a realm.
  • (Scotland) Any large manor or estate, regardless of its owner's rank.
  • (law) The legal tenure of a baron's land; military tenure.
  • (historical, Ireland) Alternative term for hundred, an English administrative division originally reckoned as comprising 100 hides and in various numbers composing counties.

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