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banneret1

[ban-er-it, -uh-ret] /ˈbæn ər ɪt, -əˌrɛt/
noun
1.
History/Historical. a knight who could bring a company of followers into the field under his own banner.
2.
a rank of knighthood; knight banneret.
Origin of banneret1
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English baneret < Old French, equivalent to baner(e) banner + -et < Latin -ātus -ate1

banneret2

[ban-uh-ret] /ˌbæn əˈrɛt/
noun
1.
a small banner.
Also, bannerette.
Origin
1250-1300; Middle English banerett < Middle French banerete little banner. See banner, -ette
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British Dictionary definitions for banneret

banneret

/ˈbænərɪt; -əˌrɛt/
noun (in the Middle Ages)
1.
Also called knight banneret. a knight who was entitled to command other knights and men-at-arms under his own banner
2.
a title of knighthood conferred by the king for valour on the battlefield
Word Origin
C14: from Old French banerete a small banner

bannerette

/ˌbænəˈrɛt/
noun
1.
a small banner
Word Origin
C13: from Old French baneret, from banerebanner
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Word Origin and History for banneret
n.

c.1300, an order of knighthood, originally in reference to one who could lead his men into battle under his own banner. Later it meant one who received rank for valiant deeds done in the king's presence in battle. Also "a small banner" (c.1300).

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