The definition of baron is the name of a low rank of nobility which comes below the grade of count or viscount or is a wealthy businessman who is a leader in his particular industry.(noun)
See baron in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME & OFr < Frank *baro, freeman, man < IE base *bher-, to carry > bear
See baron in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , probably of Germanic origin.
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