banneret

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Borrowing from French banneret.

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banneret (plural bannerets)

  1. A noble, knighted feudal lord who has the right to lead his vassals to battle under his own banner
  2. A small banner.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
  3. (military, historical) A proposed but unadopted senior commissioned rank of the Royal Air Force equivalent to group captain.
    • 1936, The Periodical (Oxford University Press), volumes 21–22, page 67
      A list of new titles was manufactured as follows: Ensign, Lieutenant, Flight-Leader, Squadron-Leader, Reeve, Banneret, Fourth-Ardian, Third-Ardian, Second-Ardian, Ardian, Air Marshal. […O]ne may regret “Banneret”, which has a flavour and associations, more especially as the leader of a formation in the air went into battle flying a streamer which formed a rallying mark as did the banner of the knight for his vassals.
  4. A civil officer in some Swiss cantons.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bannière +‎ -et, see bannière, English banner.

Noun[edit]

banneret m (plural bannerets)

  1. banneret (nobleman).

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