baronet

noun
bar·​on·​et | \ ˈber-ə-nət How to pronounce baronet (audio) , 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

Examples of baronet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sir Richard is the 13th baronet; Charlotte’s husband, Tremayne, will one day be the 14th. Helen Lewis, The Atlantic, "Earldoms for Girldom," 14 Nov. 2020 Charlotte’s father-in-law, Sir Richard Carew Pole, is a baronet, an aristocratic title bestowed on his family by King Charles I in 1628. Helen Lewis, The Atlantic, "Earldoms for Girldom," 14 Nov. 2020 Despite having confounded his privileged peers by setting himself up as a private detective, Lenox is the son of a baronet and very rich, which makes him a prize indeed. Marilyn Stasio, New York Times, "Murders Most Foul," 6 Mar. 2020 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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First Known Use of baronet

1614, in the meaning defined above

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“Baronet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/baronet. Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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baronet

noun

English Language Learners Definition of baronet

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

baronet

noun
bar·​on·​et | \ ˈber-ə-nət How to pronounce baronet (audio) \

Kids Definition of baronet

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

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