Definitions

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  • n. A baton.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See baton, and baston.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A club or truncheon; a baton.
  • n. A staff of office. See baton, 1.
  • n. In heraldry, same as baston, 1 .
  • n. In architecture, same as baston, 2.

Etymologies

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From French bâton, from Latin bastum ‘stick’.

Examples

  • Be it known to you, that it is not defect of power in us which hath occasioned the assembling of this congregation; for, however unworthy in our person, yet to us is committed, with this batoon, full power to judge and to try all that regards the weal of this our Holy Order.

    Ivanhoe

  • Of this mighty Order I am no mean member, but already one of the Chief Commanders, and may well aspire one day to hold the batoon of Grand Master.

    Ivanhoe

  • Evander no grudge for overcoming him at fence, but if Sir Blaise proved the better man with the batoon, there would be a kind of compensation in it.

    The Lady of Loyalty House A Novel

  • I will exchange my long-desired batoon for a sceptre! ''

    Ivanhoe

  • Neither have our brother's sagacity and prudence been less in repute among his brethren than his valour and discipline; in so much, that knights, both in eastern and western lands, have named De Bois-Guilbert as one who may well be put in nomination as successor to this batoon, when it shall please Heaven to release us from the toil of bearing it.

    Ivanhoe

  • --- Be it known to you, that it is not defect of power in us which hath occasioned the assembling of this congregation; for, however unworthy in our person, yet to us is committed, with this batoon, full power to judge and to try all that regards the weal of this our Holy Order.

    Ivanhoe

  • Of this mighty Order I am no mean member, but already one of the Chief Commanders, and may well aspire one day to hold the batoon of Grand

    Ivanhoe

  • I must allow him, notwithstanding his relationship to your lordship, the privileges of a rational person, and either batoon him sufficiently to expiate the violence offered to my person, or else bring it to a matter of mortal arbitrament, as becometh an insulted cavalier. ''

    A Legend of Montrose

  • "Rogue!" screams Dr. Toobey, "but for the worshipful house we are in, I would batoon you to a mummy."

    The Strange Adventures of Captain Dangerous, Vol. 1 of 3 Who was a sailor, a soldier, a merchant, a spy, a slave among the moors...

  • This person on horseback carries a golden batoon before his coach, but salutes none with it, except the king, when the archbishop and his majesty happen to meet.

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. I.

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