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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Baston \Bas"ton\ (b[a^]s"t[u^]n), n. [OF. baston, F. b[^a]ton, LL. basto. See Bastion, and cf. Baton, and 3d Batten.] [1913 Webster] 1. A staff or cudgel. [Obs.] "To fight with blunt bastons." --Holland. [1913 Webster] 2. (Her.) See Baton. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

BASTON. An old French word, which signifies a staff, or club, In some old English statutes the servants or officers of the wardens of the Fleet are so called, because they attended the king's courts with a red staff. Vide Tipstaff.