Baron

Definition of Baron

Bar´on
n.1.
1.A title or degree of nobility; originally, the possessor of a fief, who had feudal tenants under him; in modern times, in France and Germany, a nobleman next in rank below a count; in England, a nobleman of the lowest grade in the House of Lords, being next below a viscount.
2.(Old Law) A husband; as, baron and feme, husband and wife.
Baron of beef
two sirloins not cut asunder at the backbone.
Barons of the Cinque Ports
formerly members of the House of Commons, elected by the seven Cinque Ports, two for each port.
Barons of the exchequer
the judges of the Court of Exchequer, one of the three ancient courts of England, now abolished.

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