What is the difference between dominion and barony?
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.
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.
- To choose between dominion or slavery.
(sometimes, figurative) A kingdom, nation, or other sphere of influence; governed territory.
- Objects placed foremost ought have dominion over things confused and transient.
- the dominions of a king
(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
- the dominion of the passions
- By him were all things created whether they be thrones, or dominions , or principalities, or powers.
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).