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Definition of baston – English explanatory dictionary

(bas´tun), n. [OF. baston, F. bâton, LL. basto. See Bastion, and cf. Baton, and 3d Batten.]
1. A staff or cudgel. [Obs.] ´To fight with blunt bastonsHolland.
2. (Her.) See Baton.
3. An officer bearing a painted staff, who formerly was in attendance upon the king’s court to take into custody persons committed by the court. Mozley & W.
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