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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English baston, from Old French baston

NounEdit

baston (plural bastons)

  1. (heraldry) Obsolete form of baton.
  2. (obsolete) A staff or cudgel.
    • Holland
      to fight with blunt bastons
  3. (obsolete) 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.
    • 1377, Statute of the Realm 1, Richard II, cap. 12
      Item, whereas divers people, at the suit of the party commanded to the prison of the Fleet, by judgment given in courts of our Lord the King, be oftentimes suffered to go at large by the warden of the prison, sometime by mainprise or by bail, and sometimes without any mainprise with a baston of the Fleet, and to go from thence into the country about their merchandises and other their business, and be there long out of prison nights and days, without their assent at whose suit they be judged, and without their gree thereof made, whereby a man cannot come to his right and recovery against such prisoners, to the great mischief and undoing of many people; It is ordained and assented, That from henceforth no warden of the Fleet shall suffer any prisoner there being by judgment at the suit of the party, to go out of prison by mainprise, bail, nor by baston, without making gree to the said parties of that whereof they were judged, unless it be by writ or other commandment of the King, upon pain to lose his office, and the keeping of the said prison.
    • 1562, Statute of the Realm 5, Elizabeth I, cap. 23
      When any person or persons shall yield his or their body or bodies to the hands of the sheriff or other officer, upon any of the said writs of capias, that then the same party or parties that shall so yield themselves, shall remain in prison and custody of the said sheriff or other officer, without bail, baston or mainprize, in such like manner and form, to all intents and purposes, as he or they should or ought to have done, if he or they had been apprehended and taken upon the said writ of excommunicato capiendo.
    • 1607, John Cowell, The Interpreter of Words and Terms
      Baston, is a French Word signifying a Staff or Club, and by the Statures of our Realm, denotes one of the Wardens of the Fleet's Servants or Officers, that attendeth the King's Court with a painted Staff, for the taking into Custody such as are committed by the Court.
    • 1876, Herbert Mozley and George Whiteley, A Concise Dictionary of Law
      Baston (Bâton). A French word signifying a staff or club. In the statutes it sometimes denotes an officer in attendance upon the king's court with a painted staff, for the taking into custody persons committed by the court.

ReferencesEdit

  • The Manual of Heraldry, Fifth Edition, by Anonymous, London, 1862, online at [1]

AnagramsEdit


EsperantoEdit

NounEdit

baston

  1. accusative singular of basto

FrenchEdit

NounEdit

baston f (plural bastons)

  1. (colloquial) scrap, fight

Further readingEdit


HiligaynonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish bastón.

NounEdit

bastón

  1. cane
  2. stick

Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French baston.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /basˈtuːn/, /ˈbastun/

NounEdit

baston (plural bastons) (rare)

  1. A staff, or baton; a relatively long, narrow, and thin object.
  2. Commuting or ending of one's imprisonment by a warden.
  3. A line or group of lines in a poetic composition.
  4. A strike or slap with a staff or baton.
  5. A baton in heraldry.

DescendantsEdit

  • English: baston
  • Scots: baston

ReferencesEdit


Middle FrenchEdit

NounEdit

baston m (plural bastons)

  1. stick, truncheon

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin bastum

NounEdit

baston m (oblique plural bastons, nominative singular bastons, nominative plural baston)

  1. stick, truncheon

DescendantsEdit


PapiamentuEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish bastón and Portuguese bastão.

NounEdit

baston

  1. stick

TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ottoman Turkish باستون(baston), from Italian bastone or Venetian bastón.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [bɑsˈton]
  • Hyphenation: bas‧ton

NounEdit

baston (definite accusative bastonu, plural bastonlar)

  1. cane, walking stick

DeclensionEdit

Inflection
Nominative baston
Definite accusative bastonu
Singular Plural
Nominative baston bastonlar
Definite accusative bastonu bastonları
Dative bastona bastonlara
Locative bastonda bastonlarda
Ablative bastondan bastonlardan
Genitive bastonun bastonların
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
1st singular bastonum bastonlarım
2nd singular bastonun bastonların
3rd singular bastonu bastonları
1st plural bastonumuz bastonlarımız
2nd plural bastonunuz bastonlarınız
3rd plural bastonları bastonları

VenetianEdit

NounEdit

baston m (plural bastoni) (Alternative plural: bastuni)

  1. stick, club, baton

Derived termsEdit


WalloonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French baston, probably from a Vulgar Latin *basto, bastonis, itself a modification of Late Latin bastum, or possibly noun use of the verb *bastāre, from Ancient Greek βαστάζειν (bastázein).

NounEdit

baston m

  1. stick