baron /ˈbar(ə)n/

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I. noun

1. a member of the lowest order of the British nobility. Baron is not used as a form of address, barons usually being referred to as ‘Lord’.
2. a member of a foreign nobility having a rank similar to that of a British baron.
3.
‹historical› a person who held lands or property from the sovereign or a powerful overlord.
4. [with modifier] an important or powerful person in a specified business or industry

a press baron.
– origin Middle English: from Old French, from medieval Latin baro, baron- ‘man, warrior’, probably of Germanic origin.

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