The banneret and the baron were therefore soldiers of equal authority.
"We owe them the less for their banquet," said the banneret.
The number of men at arms, whom a banneret ought to command, was properly fifty.
When a banneret was created, the general cut off this pendant to render the banner square.
The wife of a banneret was styled une dame bannerette, and the general title of his family was a hostel bannière.
banneret, ban′ėr-et, n. a higher class of knight, inferior to a baron.
The banner of the banneret and baron was displayed by the squire.
The Pennon, as we have before seen, (p. 95,) was the flag of those knights who had not attained to the dignity of banneret.
The bachelor and the banneret were both equally knights, only the one was of greater distinction and authority 854 than the other.
The peak of this awful spur was just touched by a fleecy cloud that shifted to and fro like a banneret.
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).