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BASTON. An old French word, which signifies a staff, or club, In some old English statutes the servants or officers of the wardens of the Fleet are so called, because they attended the king's courts with a red staff. Vide Tipstaff.

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The investment will fund the continued rapid global deployment of Baton's distributed ledger-based technology, which has already been deployed at three of the world's top ten global banks, as well as multiple exchanges and clearing houses.
In the run-up to today's launch of the games - being held in the UK for the first time in 24 years - the baton was delivered to the host city, completing a journey from London with cyclists joining its final leg.
The Baton Rouge Jet Center (BTR Jet) has announced it will acquire Executive Aviation in Baton Rouge to expand its first-class, fixed-base operator facilities at the Baton Rouge Metro Airport, the company said.
When checking the vehicle, they found a stun baton, used for delivering electric shocks.
Baton said the "ascaris" parasite thrives in dirty environments, "mostly in rural mountain and coastal areas or even in some urban/slums where people don't have toilets and open defecation is almost a norm among children."
'We were baton charged by the police twice,' said PTI leader Dawa Khan Sabir said.
ISLAMABAD -- Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Margaret Adamson Thursday hosted a reception here to mark the imminent arrival of the Queen's Baton Relay of the XXI Commonwealth Games which will be held on the Gold Coast, Australia from 4 to 15 April 2018.
HUNDREDS of people turned out to see the Commonwealth Games baton pass through Wales on the first day of its trip the length and breadth of the country.
THE Queen's Baton is heading to North Wales ahead of the Commonwealth Games.
THE Commonwealth Games baton passed through Cardiff in carnivalstyle fashion on the first day its trip across Wales.
The Queen's Baton Relay visited the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the final stop of its Scottish tour ahead of next year's Commonwealth Games in Australia.