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baroness

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noun bar·on·ess \ˈber-ə-nəs, ˈba-rə-, -ˌnes, US also ˌber-ə-ˈnes, ˌba-rə-\

Simple Definition of baroness

  • : a woman who is a member of a low rank of British nobility

  • : a woman who is a member of various ranks of nobility in other countries

  • : the wife or widow of a baron

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of baroness

  1. 1 :  the wife or widow of a baron

  2. 2 :  a woman who holds a baronial title in her own right


BARONESS Defined for Kids

baroness

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noun bar·on·ess \ˈber-ə-nəs\

Definition of baroness for Students

  1. 1 :  the wife or widow of a baron

  2. 2 :  a woman who is a member of the lowest rank of British nobility





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