The whole body of barons or peers.
The dignity or rank of a baron.
The leading members of the landed elite, above the bannerets. The title of baron carried no specific duties or rights, though most were treated as peers. (Waugh, Scott. England in the Reign of Edward III, 237) Related terms: Barony / Baron
the peers of a kingdom considered as a group
1) the rank, title or dignity of a baron; barony. 2) barons collectively. 3) all of the peers or feudatories of a kingdom.