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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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a small banner
[C13: from Old French baneret, from banere banner]
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