A member of the lowest hereditary titled British order, with the status of a commoner but able to use the prefix “Sir.”
a member of the British order of honor; ranks below a baron but above a knight; "since he was a baronet he had to be addressed as Sir Henry Jones, Bart."
A baronet (traditional abbreviation Bart, modern abbreviation Bt) or the rare female equivalent, a baronetess (abbreviation Btss), is the holder of a hereditary baronetcy awarded by the British Crown. ...
The Baronet Euthalia nais is a species of Nymphalid butterfly found in South Asia.
A hereditary title, below a peerage and senior to most knighthoods, entitling the bearer to the titular prefix "Sir" (for men) or "Dame" (for women) which is used in conjunction with the holder's Christian name. ...
The lowest British titled order that is hereditary. They are supposed to take precedence immediately after the barons, but in reality their rank is inferior to that of the Knights of the Garter. The badge of a baronet is, sinister, a hand gules ("a bloody hand") in a field argent.
A post-medieval title created by James I on May 22, 1611, ranking below a peer and above a knight.
Originally English Barons who had lost the right of their individual summons to Parliament. Often these titles were sold to gentlemen willing to set up plantations in Ireland or Nova Scotia.
The lowest hereditary rank taking precedence next below a baron and above a knight.
A hereditary dignity originated 1611 and created by patent.
An hereditary title created in 1611, superior to that of a knight, but not of peerage rank. He is addressed as 'Sir' and after his surname the abbreviation 'Bart.' is used. His wife is addressed as Lady and his children as Mr, Miss or Mrs. See also Nobility.
a British hereditary title of honour, ranking next below a baron, held by commoners and entitling its bearer to be addressed "Sir."
This was a position created by King James in 1611 giving the person the hereditary right to be addressed as "Sir."