- obsolete the commission or rank of a cornet
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Examples from the Web for cornetcy
Stoutenburg, besides other rewards, had promised him a cornetcy of cavalry, should their plans be successful.The Life of John of Barneveld, 1614-23, Volume II.
John Lothrop Motley
The king has appointed him to a cornetcy in the 3rd Royal Dragoon Guards, but he is going to be one of my aides-de-camp.With Frederick the Great
G. A. Henty
"So much the better, as he will be another servitor for the king; he must not have less than a cornetcy in the army," said Jean.Balsamo, The Magician
I learn incidentally that the acme of all heroism is the cornetcy of a dragoon regiment.The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Tales
So they bought Mr. Ferdinand Fitzroy a cornetcy in the —— regiment of dragoons.