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formerly the title held by judges of the COURT OF EXCHEQUER.

BARON. This word has but one signification in American law, namely, husband: we use baron and feme, for husband and wife. And in this sense it is going out of use.
     2. In England, and perhaps some other countries, baron is a title of honor; it is the first degree of nobility below a viscount. Vide Com. Dig. Baron and Feme; Bac. Ab. Baron and Feme; and the articles. Husband; Marriage; Wife.
     3. In the laws of the middle ages, baron or bers, (baro) signifies a great vassal; lord of a fief and tenant immediately from the king: and the words baronage, barnage and berner, signify collectively the vassals composing the court of the king; as Le roi et son barnage, The king and his court. See Spelman's Glossary, verb. Baro.

COVERT, BARON. A wife; so called, from her being under the cover or protection of her husband, baron or lord.

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In 1858 a 'Drawing Room Theatre' was added as an extension to the Baronial Hall and Frederick White's 'superior band' replaced the old 'German' band.
Perhaps the most notable Scottish baronial loss was Panmure, seat of the Earls of Panmure, a picturesque masterpiece of 1852 by Bryce.
It allows the conductor to freely exhibit his baronial, dramatic flair while maintaining a fair degree of control.
You will stay at the Tarbet Hotel, which was built in Scottish Baronial style and enjoys stunning views of Ben Lomond.
Brimming with enthusiastic prose, TABRAHAM tells the history of castles in Scotland, from their introduction as Royal, baronial or knightly places in Norman times, until their finale in the 16th century as garrisons or the fortified homes of reiving folk protecting their wealth in the Borders from raiding.
Designed by Regis Dho, the pattern is set against white or baronial blue rims.
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In one room, an array of small paintings of hats (in oval frames) functioned like a group of family portraits in a baronial manse, but again the images were mute.
For example, everyone sleeps in the same wing of the same house, taking meals together at the baronial table.
If your dining room table is less than baronial and you're not set up for pingpong, finding space to cut out sewing projects can be a problem.
So they "sold up" and moved to a neglected baronial mansion in the Scottish Borders.
The first phase, built between 1897 and 1899, was more traditional, borrowing from the Scots baronial style.