Definition of baronial in English:


Line breaks: bar¦on|ial
Pronunciation: /bəˈrəʊnɪəl


1Relating to a baron or barons: a great baronial family
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  • Most of our evidence concerning the heraldry of twelfth-century baronial families comes from surviving seals.
  • His son joined the rebels, and this seems to have been the solution adopted by many baronial families.
  • 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.
2In the turreted style characteristic of Scottish country houses: the stations were built in the distinctive Scottish baronial style
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  • We stayed at Castle Venlaw Hotel, an 18th Century country castle in the Scottish baronial style, which wouldn't look out of place in northern France.
  • The Scottish baronial architectural style of the nineteenth century was an attempt to create myths and legends from nothing.
  • ‘This dear paradise’, as she called it, is a white granite mansion in Scots baronial style, and embodies modifications suggested by Prince Albert.

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