plural -s

Definition of field-cornet

1 : a commander of the burghers in Cape Province during the former native risings
2 : a minor magistrate similar to a justice of the peace who represents the government in a rural district in Cape Province

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Other Words from field-cornet

field-cornetcy \ -​sē \ noun, plural -es

History and Etymology for field-cornet

translation of Afrikaans veldkornet

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“Field-cornet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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