from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The wife or widow of a baron.
  • n. A woman holding the title to a barony.
  • n. Used as the title for such a noblewoman.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The female ruler of a barony. The male equivalent is baron.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A baron's wife; also, a lady who holds the baronial title in her own right.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The wife of a baron, or (in a few cases in England) a lady holding a baronial title as a peeress in her own right.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a noblewoman who holds the rank of baron or who is the wife or widow of a baron


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