What is BARONET?

An English name or title of dignity, (but not a title of nobility,) established A. D. 1611 by James I. It is created by letters patent, and descends to the male heir. Spelman.

More On This Topic



Link to This Definition
Did you find this definition of BARONET helpful? You can share it by copying the code below and adding it to your blog or web page.
Written and fact checked by The Law Dictionary