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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The rank or dignity or position of a person who possesses a minor hereditary title.

Usage examples (36)
  • For his efforts Robert John Buxton received a baronetcy in November 1800.
  • The baronetcy was a recent one, and not unconnected with trade.
  • Later he administered the affairs of the Duke of Kent, whose trustee he was, and his baronetcy was the first bestowed by Queen Victoria.
  • "As good as got the baronetcy," says he still thinking. for more
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