What is the difference between barony and duchy?

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Barony is a related term of duchy.


As nouns the difference between barony and duchy

is that barony is a dominion ruled by a baron or baroness, often part of a larger kingdom or empire while duchy is a dominion or region ruled by a duke or duchess.

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).
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    duchy

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia duchy) (duchies)
  • A dominion or region ruled by a duke or duchess.
  • * A Grand Duchy may be a self-governing state.
  • * A simple duchy tends to be a part of a larger kingdom or empire.