Definition of baronetage in English:

baronetage

noun

  • 1treated as singular or plural Baronets collectively.

    ‘he was elevated to the baronetage’
    • ‘In that year, the Baronetage of England and the Baronetage of Nova Scotia were replaced by the Baronetage of Great Britain.’
    • ‘Given the existence of baronetages of England, Great Britain, the United Kingdom etc., it is to be regretted that these 15 individuals were not appointed to a ‘Baronetage of Canada’.’
    • ‘This page lists baronetcies, whether extant, extinct, dormant, unproven, under review, abeyant, or forfeit, in the baronetages of England, Nova Scotia, Great Britain, Ireland and the United Kingdom.’
  • 2An annotated list of baronets.

    • ‘For through this partly we have attained to a knowledge of Dorothy's surroundings; and through the baronetages, peerages, and the invincible heaps of genealogical records, we have gathered some few actual facts necessary to be known of Dorothy's relations, her human surroundings, their lives and actions.’
    • ‘Upon the death of Charles, the third viscount without issue in 1739, the title of baronet devolved to Charles, elder son of Dr. William Graham, some time Dean of Carlisle, fourth son of Sir George, the second baronet; but it was not, we believe, for some years claimed, nor is any account of this family inserted in the baronetages of 1741 or 1773.’
    • ‘Burke’s Peerage and Baronetage contains over one-hundred and eight thousand living persons and histories of two thousand four hundred families – some stretching back as much as a thousand years.’

Pronunciation

baronetage

/ˈbar(ə)nɪtɪdʒ/