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Meaning of BANNERET

Pronunciation:  `banu'ret

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a knight honored for valor; entitled to display a square banner and to hold higher command

BANNERET is a 8 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: knight banneret, knight of the square flag
 See Also: knight



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ban"ner*et\, n.[OE. baneret, OF. baneret, F. banneret;
properly a dim. of OF. baniere. See {Banner}.]
1. Originally, a knight who led his vassals into the field
   under his own banner; -- commonly used as a title of rank.

2. A title of rank, conferred for heroic deeds, and hence, an
   order of knighthood; also, the person bearing such title
   or rank.

Note: The usual mode of conferring the rank on the field of
      battle was by cutting or tearing off the point of the
      pennon or pointed flag on the spear of the candidate,
      thereby making it a banner.

3. A civil officer in some Swiss cantons.

4. A small banner. --Shak.

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