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ban·ner·et 1(băn′ər-ĭt, -ə-rĕt′) also ban·ner·ette (băn′ə-rĕt′)
A small banner.
[Middle English baneret, from Old French banerete, diminutive of baniere, banner; see banner.]
ban·ner·et 2(băn′ər-ĭt, -ə-rĕt′)
A feudal knight ranking between a knight bachelor and a baron, who was entitled to lead men into battle under his own standard.
[Middle English baneret, from Old French, from baniere, banner; see banner.]
(in the Middle Ages) n
1. (Historical Terms) Also called: knight banneret a knight who was entitled to command other knights and men-at-arms under his own banner
2. (Historical Terms) a title of knighthood conferred by the king for valour on the battlefield
[C14: from Old French banerete a small banner]
ban•ner•et1(ˈbæn ər ɪt, -əˌrɛt)
1. a knight who could bring followers into the field under his own banner.
2. the rank of such a knight.
[1250–1300; Middle English baneret < Old French]
a small banner.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Middle French]
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|Noun||1.||banneret - a knight honored for valor; entitled to display a square banner and to hold higher command|
knight - originally a person of noble birth trained to arms and chivalry; today in Great Britain a person honored by the sovereign for personal merit