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banneret2

[ban-uh-ret] /ˌbæn əˈrɛt/
noun
1.
a small banner.
Origin of banneret2
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English banerett < Middle French banerete little banner. See banner, -ette
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British Dictionary definitions for bannerette

bannerette

/ˌbænəˈrɛt/
noun
1.
a small banner
Word Origin
C13: from Old French baneret, from banerebanner

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
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Word Origin and History for bannerette

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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