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A barony is an administrative division of a country, usually of lower rank and importance than a county. Countries or their counties can include baronies. Originally, a barony was the land subject to a baron and could, in England after the Norman Conquest, consist of estates scattered throughout the country or in several regions (see, for example, the barony of the earl of Pembroke, with estates in England, Ireland, and Normandy). Just as counties are no longer necessarily connected with a noble earl or count, there are baronies which are not connected with a baron anymore.

Instances include:

See also

  • Caput baronium, the seat of a barony in Scotland
  • Moot hill, the principal residence in law of a barony in England
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