A ranking of nobility, below viscount and above the rank of baronet. The baron lies at the bottom level of nobility in the British peerage and is the lowest grade in the House of Lords.
Related term(s): Baronet; Barony; Baronage; Baroness; Noble; Nobility
Last modified: 09.09.05
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 46.