cornetcy


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cornetcy

(ˈkɔːnɪtsɪ)
n, pl -cies
(Military) obsolete the commission or rank of a cornet
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Rostov, who had just celebrated his promotion to a cornetcy and bought Denisov's horse, Bedouin, was in debt all round, to his comrades and the sutlers.
In 1813 William Beckwith purchased a cornetcy - the rank of a new or junior officer - in the 16th Light Dragoons, or light cavalry.
His son William, born some time between 1778 and 1781, also joined the army, and obtained a cornetcy in the 16th Light Dragoons in 1792 at an abnormally young age of between eleven and fourteen.