- History/Historical. a knight who could bring a company of followers into the field under his own banner.
- a rank of knighthood; knight banneret.
Origin of banneret1
- a small banner.
Origin of banneret2
Examples from the Web for banneret
The banneret and the baron were therefore soldiers of equal authority.
The banner of the banneret and baron was displayed by the squire.
"We owe them the less for their banquet," said the Banneret.Anne of Geierstein, Volume I (of 2)
Sir Walter Scott
When a banneret was created, the general cut off this pendant to render the banner square.
The number of men at arms, whom a banneret ought to command, was properly fifty.
- Also called: knight banneret a knight who was entitled to command other knights and men-at-arms under his own banner
- a title of knighthood conferred by the king for valour on the battlefield
Word Origin and History for banneret
c.1300, an order of knighthood, originally in reference to one who could lead his men into battle under his own banner. Later it meant one who received rank for valiant deeds done in the king's presence in battle. Also "a small banner" (c.1300).