knight banneret

noun
plural knights bannerets also knights banneret

Definition of knight banneret

: a knight of an ancient English order of knighthood that was commonly conferred as a reward for valor on the field of battle and that entitled the holder to bear a banner rather than the pennon of a knight bachelor

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“Knight banneret.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/knight%20banneret. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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