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.
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