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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.]
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(ˌbænəˈrɛt) or


a small banner
[C13: from Old French baneret, from banere banner]
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"Grace Battisson, aged seven, completed all rosettes for both the theatre bannerette and freestyle bannerette.
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Only the Portadown Bannerette and two ex-serviceman's lodge standards would be displayed.