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English definition of “baron”

baron

noun [C]     /ˈbær.ən/
a British man who has a low rank in the highest social classRoyalty, aristocracy and titles an extremely powerful person in a particular area of business: media/press barons a drug baronImportant people and describing important peopleFamous peopleWealthy peopleTraders, merchants and entrepreneursPeople who sell thingsPeople who buy things
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