ETYM Old Eng. barnage, baronage, Old Fren. barnage, French baronnage; cf. Late Lat. baronagium.
1. The whole body of barons or peers.
2. The dignity or rank of a baron.
3. The land which gives title to a baron.
Collective title for all the landed nobility of medieval England, including earls and other important tenants-in-chief as well as the barons.