baronetcy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n baronetcy the title of a baron
    • n baronetcy the rank or dignity or position of a baronet or baroness
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Baronetcy The rank or patent of a baronet.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n baronetcy The title and dignity of a baronet.
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Usage

In literature:

In 1821, his zeal for the public interest was rewarded by his receiving the honour of a Baronetcy.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
A claim was made on the Tichborne baronetcy.
"The Shellback's Progress" by Walter Runciman
Asgill lived to become a general, and to succeed to his father's baronetcy.
"The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 2 of 2" by Edgerton Ryerson
In 1787, on the death of his father, he succeeded to the baronetcy.
"English Book Collectors" by William Younger Fletcher
I think we could manage a baronetcy.
"The Island Mystery" by George A. Birmingham
Meantime, the deceased had succeeded to an enormous estate and the baronetcy, by the demise of his father, Sir R. Peel.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 3, August, 1850." by Various
I hope you will congratulate Burne Jones from me on his baronetcy.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
He is of good family, an old baronetcy, but he is not much known in fashionable society.
"Four Ghost Stories" by Mrs. Molesworth
Baronetcy received on the christening of the Prince of Wales.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
He might even buy a baronetcy!
"St. Peter's Umbrella" by Kálmán Mikszáth
He succeeded to the baronetcy in 1809, but continued his military career.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 7" by Various
For the Courtenays, who had without protest accepted a baronetcy and a viscounty, their earldom was dead.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
Defeated Dieskau at Lake George, and received the thanks of Parliament, a baronetcy, and a vote of L5000.
"The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History" by Various
In reward for his services he received five thousand pounds and a baronetcy.
"The Student's Life of Washington; Condensed from the Larger Work of Washington Irving" by Washington Irving
Neville's Court is his, and Neville's Cross will be, by the entail; and so will the baronetcy.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 98, December, 1865" by Various
He was honoured with a baronetcy, and was also a K.C.B.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
Domestic bereavement quenched the rejoicings over the baronetcy, and condolences displaced congratulations.
"Sir James Young Simpson and Chloroform (1811-1870)" by Henry Laing Gordon
He succeeded to the baronetcy in 1873, and from 1874 to 1880 was Conservative M.P.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various
He has never forgiven me for being the eldest son and taking the baronetcy.
"The Star-Gazers" by George Manville Fenn
What do you say, Sir Thomas, shall I buy a baronetcy and become your neighbour?
"Sweet Mace" by George Manville Fenn
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