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baston


baston


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Baston  \Bas"ton\,  n.  [OF.  baston,  F.  b[^a]ton,  LL  basto.  See 
  {Bastion},  and  cf  {Baton},  and  3d  {Batten}.] 
  1.  A  staff  or  cudgel.  [Obs.]  ``To  fight  with  blunt  bastons.'' 
  --Holland. 
 
  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.