What is the difference between acre and barony?

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As nouns the difference between acre and barony

is that acre is (obsolete) a field while barony is a dominion ruled by a baron or baroness, often part of a larger kingdom or empire.

acre

English

(wikipedia acre)

Alternative forms

* (archaic)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (label) A field.
  • A unit of surface area (symbol'' a. ''or ac.), originally as much as a yoke of oxen could plough in a day; later defined as an area 1 chain (22 yd) by 1 furlong (220 yd), or 4,840 square yards. Equivalent to about 4,046.86 square metres.
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  • A large amount (of area).
  • Derived terms

    * acre foot * God's acre

    See also

    * international acre * US survey acre * *

    Anagrams

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    barony

    English

    Noun

    (baronies)
  • A dominion ruled by a baron or baroness, often part of a larger kingdom or empire.
  • A medieval land measure equal to 4000 acres (100 hides).
  • Anagrams

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