Definition of baronial in US English:



  • Belonging or relating to a baron or barons; suitable for a baron.

    ‘a leading baronial family’
    ‘halls of baronial splendor’
    • ‘Most of our evidence concerning the heraldry of twelfth-century baronial families comes from surviving seals.’
    • ‘A slightly later and more prolonged phenomenon was the growth of nascent boroughs in association with royal and baronial castles.’
    • ‘The last thing they wanted was to allow baronial power to take root in the Indies.’
    • ‘In its isolation, seclusion, and self-reliant independence, Col. Lloyd's plantation resembles what the baronial domains were, during the middle ages in Europe.’
    • ‘The highest price paid to date for a baronial title is £250,000 for the feudal Earldom of Arran, which comes with several thousand acres.’
    • ‘But baronial powers were largely abolished after the 1745 Jacobite rebellion.’
    • ‘Mr Holt, a previous owner of the Skibo estate, bought the historical island, which comes with its own baronial title, around 10 years ago.’
    • ‘He received an early warning of baronial frustration when a rebellion broke out led by Richard Marshal, the third Earl of Pembroke.’
    • ‘But the feudal system also allowed for Church functionaries, for instance the abbots of powerful monarchies, to adopt something of a baronial role.’
    • ‘His son joined the rebels, and this seems to have been the solution adopted by many baronial families.’
    • ‘On 6 April 1648 a negotiated settlement allowed the Spanish garrison to re-enter Naples, while in the countryside the baronial forces gained the upper hand over the peasants and rebel communes.’
    • ‘In the evening it's back to the baronial hall for a documentary about George's old production company, Mancunian Films, and the Formby episode from The South Bank Show.’
    • ‘There followed a series of political manoeuvres from which one man, the King's brother-in-law, Simon de Montfort, emerged as a somewhat improbable champion of English and baronial interests.’
    • ‘He was born on March 15th, 1493, into a family that claimed the most ancient baronial title in France.’
    • ‘Not surprisingly, the baronial movement took on some of the characteristics of a crusade.’
    • ‘From the early years of Edward II's reign until the coup in Nottingham, members of the nobility had usually been forced to take either the side of the crown or the baronial opposition.’
    • ‘He did not rebel when John took his castles; he gave up his two sons as hostages; he supported John against the Papal Interdict; and he supported John in the baronial rebellion.’
    • ‘Instead, we are shown how the planting and uses of the land were charged with hierarchical social values dependent on antique and baronial models.’
    • ‘They can't be closeted in their baronial offices.’
    • ‘While the charter served a treaty-like function during the baronial wars, its reissue in time of peace established it as a basis of government.’