baronet /ˈbar(ə)nɪt/

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I. noun

a member of the lowest hereditary titled British order, with the status of a commoner but able to use the prefix ‘Sir’.
– origin late Middle English: from Anglo-Latin baronettus, from Latin baro, baron- ‘man, warrior’. The term originally denoted a gentleman, not a nobleman, summoned by the king to attend parliament; the current order was instituted in the early 17th cent.

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