baronet

noun bar·on·et \ ˈber-ə-nət , ˈba-rə- , US also ˌber-ə-ˈnet , ˌba-rə- \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of baronet

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

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First Known Use of baronet

1614


BARONET Defined for English Language Learners

baronet

noun

Definition of baronet for English Language Learners

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


BARONET Defined for Kids

baronet

noun bar·on·et \ ˈber-ə-nət \

Definition of baronet for Students

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

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