What is BARON?

A lord or nobleman; the most general title of nobility in England. 1 Bl. Comm. 398, 399. A particular degree or title of nobility, next to a viscount. A judge of the court of exchequer. 3 Bl. Comm. 44; Cowell. A freeman. Co. Litt. 58a, Also a vassal holding directly from the king. A husband; occurring in this sense in the phrase “baron et feme,” husband and wife.

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