noun field–cor·net

Definition of field–cornet



  1. 1 :  a commander of the burghers in Cape Province during the former native risings

  2. 2 :  a minor magistrate similar to a justice of the peace who represents the government in a rural district in Cape Province


\-sē\ noun, plural


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Origin and Etymology of field–cornet

translation of Afrikaans veldkornet

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capable of being understood in two ways

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