baroness

[ bar-uh-nis ]
/ ˈbær ə nɪs /

noun

the wife of a baron.
a woman holding a baronial title in her own right.

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Origin of baroness

1400–50; late Middle English baronnesse<Anglo-French, Middle French (see baron, -ess); replacing Middle English barnesse<Anglo-French, Old French

usage note for baroness

See -ess.
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British Dictionary definitions for baroness

baroness
/ (ˈbærənɪs) /

noun

the wife or widow of a baron
a woman holding the rank of baron in her own right
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