What is the difference between dominion and barony?

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As nouns the difference between dominion and barony

is that dominion is power or the use of power; sovereignty over something; supremacy while barony is a dominion ruled by a baron or baroness, often part of a larger kingdom or empire.

dominion

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • Power or the use of power; sovereignty over something; stewardship, supremacy.
  • * Bible, Daniel iv. 34
  • I praised and honoured him that liveth forever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion.
  • * Jowett
  • To choose between dominion or slavery.
  • predominance; ascendancy
  • * Dryden
  • Objects placed foremost ought have dominion over things confused and transient.
  • (sometimes, figurative) A kingdom, nation, or other sphere of influence; governed territory.
  • the dominions of a king
    the dominion of the passions
  • (historical) One of the colonies of the British Empire given self-government through the Statute of Westminster, such as Canada or Newfoundland.
  • (Biblical tradition) An order of angel in Christian angelology, ranked above angels and below thrones.
  • * Bible, Colossians 1:16
  • By him were all things created whether they be thrones, or dominions , or principalities, or powers.

    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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