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baronet (n.)

c. 1400, diminutive of baron with -et. Originally a younger or lesser baron; established 1611 as a titled hereditary order. Related: Baronetcy; baronetess.

updated on March 31, 2017

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Definitions of baronet from WordNet

baronet (n.)
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.
Synonyms: Bart
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