Baron of the Cinque Ports
Cinque Ports Cinque" Ports` [Cinque + port.] (Eng. Hist.) Five English ports, to which peculiar privileges were anciently accorded; -- viz., Hastings, Romney, Hythe, Dover, and Sandwich; afterwards increased by the addition of Winchelsea, Rye, and some minor places. [1913 Webster]

{Baron of the Cinque Ports}. See under {Baron}. [1913 Webster]


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