from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. In Germany and Austria, a baron.


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  • Constance, the freiherr received him seated, because, as he said, he held his lands in fee of none but the sun.

    Castles and Cave Dwellings of Europe

  • While the German nobility was officially abolished in 1919, aristocrats were allowed to keep their castles - as well as their elaborate names, usually punctuated with freiherr

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