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  • noun Plural form of baronet.


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  • He made him a member of the "new order of hereditary knights called baronets," which Cotton had himself advised the king to create, as a means of replenishing the State coffers, without burdening his subjects with taxes.

    Studies from Court and Cloister: being essays, historical and literary dealing mainly with subjects relating to the XVIth and XVIIth centuries

  • From the first _we_ are derived -- from the last, the Wychecombes of Hertfordshire -- since known as baronets of that county, by the style and title of Sir Reginald Wychecombe of

    The Two Admirals

  • Most baronetcies do have a place attached to them, but the baronets do not commonly take the place's name, though some do.

    Baronets, Bad and Otherwise

  • Thus the Murgatroyds are Baronets of Ruddigore, but they don't take Ruddigore as a surname or in place of a surname, as a nobleman would do or as some baronets do.

    Baronets, Bad and Otherwise

  • Wives of knights and baronets hereditary knighthoods established in 1611 when James II sold them for £ 1,000 a pop to finance the army in Ireland are never formally addressed by their given names, but always as "Lady Surname."

    Peerless Titles

  • (My only complaint is that Walton is not on totally firm ground with her nobility - baronets do not sit in the House of Lords, and there seems confusion as to whether one character is the Duke or the Earl of Hampshire.)

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  • The point being to smoke out any baronets and clan chieftains who might be harboring secret sympathies in that direction.

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  • The sons of Eton and Oxford, of lords and baronets, signed up.

    Them And Us

  • He reserved his most astringent moralizing for earls and baronets who chattered about social reform while gorging on champagne and truffles.

    The Five of Hearts

  • Noting that a “brace of baronets”—his friends Sir John Clark and Sir Robert Cunliffe—had sent glowing reports of their encounters with the Hays, Adams rejoiced in the wonder of friendship.

    The Five of Hearts


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