noun (1), often capitalized
ban·​ner·​et | \ ˈba-nə-rət How to pronounce banneret (audio) , ˌba-nə-ˈret \

Definition of banneret

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a knight leading his vassals into the field under his own banner


noun (2)
variants: or less commonly bannerette

Definition of banneret (Entry 2 of 2)

: a small banner

First Known Use of banneret

Noun (1)

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for banneret

Noun (1)

Middle English baneret, from Anglo-French, from banere

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“Banneret.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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