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Baron Olivier of Birghton
Baron Richard von Krafft-Ebing
Baron Snow of Leicester
Baron Verulam
Baron Wilhelm von Humboldt
Baroness Dudevant
Baroness Emmusca Orczy
Baroness Jackson of Lodsworth
Baroness Karen Blixen
Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven
Baronne Anne Louise Germaine Necker de Steal-Holstein
Barons of the Cinque Ports
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Baronet definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BAR'ONET, n. A dignity or degree of honor, next below a baron, and above a knight;; having precedency of all knights except those of the garter, and being the only knighthood that is hereditary. The order was founded by James I. in 1611, and is given by patent.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a member of the British order of honor; ranks below a baron but above a knight; "since he was a baronet he had to be addressed as Sir Henry Jones, Bart." [syn: baronet, Bart]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1614 the holder of a rank of honor below a baron and above a knight

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a member of the lowest hereditary order of the British nobility. Etymology: ME f. AL baronettus (as BARON)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Baronet Bar"on*et, n. [Baron + -et.] A dignity or degree of honor next below a baron and above a knight, having precedency of all orders of knights except those of the Garter. It is the lowest degree of honor that is hereditary. The baronets are commoners. Note: The order was founded by James I. in 1611, and is given by patent. The word, however, in the sense of a lesser baron, was in use long before. ``Baronets have the title of 'Sir' prefixed to their Christian names; their surnames being followed by their dignity, usually abbreviated Bart. Their wives are addressed as 'Lady' or 'Madam'. Their sons are possessed of no title beyond 'Esquire.''' --Cussans.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(baronets) A baronet is a man who has been made a knight. When a baronet dies, the title is passed on to his son. (BRIT) N-COUNT

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