plural alfereces
also alferez
: ensign, standard-bearer
used as a military title

Word History


Spanish alférez, from Arabic al-fāris the horseman, from faras horse

First Known Use

1769, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alferez was in 1769

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“Alferez.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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