bar·​on·​et | \ ˈber-ə-nət , ˈba-rə-, US also ˌber-ə-ˈnet, ˌba-rə-\

Definition of baronet

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

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Jack is descended from the Brooksbank baronets, according to the Telegraph. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Who Is Princess Eugenie's Fiancé, Jack Brooksbank?," 26 June 2018 Jack, 32, is descended from the Brooksbank baronets, according to the Telegraph. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "6 Things to Know About Jack Brooksbank's Family Ahead of His Wedding to Princess Eugenie," 26 June 2018 His father, Sir Peter Osborne, who started the successful wallpaper firm Osborne & Little, is the seventeenth baronet of Ballintaylor and Ballylemon, a title that goes back to the seventeenth century. Ed Caesar, Esquire, "George Osborne's Revenge," 15 Sep. 2017 At the city’s central bazaar, soldiers stand next to armored cars with baronets affixed to assault rifles, as lambs are carried bleating and blinking past trays of mutton into butcher shops. Charlie Campbell / Khorgos, Time, "Ports, Pipelines, and Geopolitics: China's New Silk Road Is a Challenge for Washington," 23 Oct. 2017

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1614, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of baronet

: a man who is a member of the British nobility with a rank below a baron


bar·​on·​et | \ ˈber-ə-nət \

Kids Definition of baronet

: the holder of a rank of honor below a baron but above a knight

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