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ˈbær ə nɪt, ˌbær əˈnɛtbaronet

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. baronet, Bartnoun

    a member of the British order of honor; ranks below a baron but above a knight

    "since he was a baronet he had to be addressed as Sir Henry Jones, Bart."

Wiktionary

  1. baronetnoun

    A hereditary title, below a peerage and senior to most knighthoods, entitling the bearer to the titular prefix "Sir" (for men) or "Dame" (for women) which is used in conjunction with the holder's Christian name. It is inheritable, usually by the eldest son although a few baronetcies can also pass through the female line.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Baronetnoun

    a dignity or degree of honor next below a baron and above a knight, having precedency of all orders of knights except those of the Garter. It is the lowest degree of honor that is hereditary. The baronets are commoners

Freebase

  1. Baronet

    A baronet or the rare female equivalent, a baronetess, is the holder of a hereditary baronetcy awarded by the British Crown. The practice of awarding baronetcies was originally introduced in England in the 1300s and was used by James I of England in 1611 in order to raise funds. A baronetcy is the only hereditary honour which is not a peerage. A baronet is styled "Sir" like a knight, but ranks above all knighthoods and damehoods except for the Order of the Garter and, in Scotland, the Order of the Thistle. However, the baronetage, as a class, rank above the knightage. A baronetcy is not a knighthood and the recipient does not receive an accolade. A Baronet is considered a member of the Gentry and not a titled dignity.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Baronet

    bar′on-et, n. the lowest hereditary title in the United Kingdom (of England—now of Great Britain—since 1611; of Scotland—or of Nova Scotia—since 1625; of Ireland, since 1619).—ns. Bar′onetage, the whole body of baronets: a list of such; Bar′onetcy.—adj. Baronet′ical. [Dim. of Baron.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. baronet

    A dignity or degree of honor next below a baron and above a knight, having precedency of all orders of knights except those of the garter, and being the only knighthood that is hereditary. The order was founded by James I. in 1611, and is given by patent. The word, however, in the sense of lesser baron, was in use long before the time of James I.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of baronet in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of baronet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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