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Definition of "baronetage" [bar•on•et•age]

  • Baronets considered as a group. (noun)
  • The rank or dignity of a baronet. (noun)
  • A list of baronets. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "baronetage" in a sentence
  • "Why does not some one publish a list of the young male nobility and baronetage, their names, weights, and probable fortunes?"
  • "Gazette for giving publicity to their sales; and he eloquently called upon the nobility of England, the baronetage of England, the revered clergy of England, the bar of England, the matrons, the daughters, the homes and hearths of England, to rally round the good old cause; and Bungay at the conclusion of the reading woke up from a second snooze in which he had indulged himself, and again said it was all right."
  • "Rebecca Sharp — in a word, the whole baronetage, peerage, commonage of England, did not contain a more cunning, mean, selfish, foolish, disreputable old man."