Banneret definition

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A small banner.
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A feudal knight ranking between a knight bachelor and a baron, who was entitled to lead men into battle under his own standard.
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A small banner.
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(historical) A knight allowed to lead his men into a battle under his own banner and ranking just above a knight bachelor.
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A noble, knighted feudal lord who has the right to lead his vassals to battle under his own banner.
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A small banner.

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(military, historical) A proposed but unadopted senior commissioned rank of the Royal Air Force equivalent to group captain.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
banneret
Plural:
bannerets

Origin of banneret

  • Middle English baneret from Old French banerete diminutive of baniere banner banner

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English baneret from Old French from baniere banner banner

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French banneret.

    From Wiktionary