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 At the heart of the Holburne Museum is the collection of Sir William Holburne (1793-1874), fifth baronet of Menstrie, who had a life-long interest in collecting art. Emily Burack, Town & Country, 3 Apr. 2022 Wilde’s extended family tree includes: her grandfather Claud Cockburn, a prominent English communist who founded the radical magazine The Week; the baronet who ordered the 1814 Burning of Washington; and Evelyn Waugh. Alexandra Schwartz, Vogue, 9 Dec. 2021 Born into an intellectual, progressive family in 1821, Duff Gordon married an impoverished Scottish baronet and knew Tennyson, Dickens, and Thackeray. Ursula Lindsey, The New York Review of Books, 27 Apr. 2021 Sir Richard is the 13th baronet; Charlotte’s husband, Tremayne, will one day be the 14th. Helen Lewis, The Atlantic, 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, 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, 6 Mar. 2020 Jack is descended from the Brooksbank baronets, according to the Telegraph. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, 26 June 2018 Jack, 32, is descended from the Brooksbank baronets, according to the Telegraph. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, 26 June 2018 See More

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First Known Use of baronet

1614, in the meaning defined above

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12 Apr 2022

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“Baronet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/baronet. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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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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