[ ban-er-it, -uh-ret ]
/ ˈbæn ər ɪt, -əˌrɛt /


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 banneret

1250–1300; Middle English baneret < Old French, equivalent to baner(e) banner + -et < Latin -ātus -ate1

Definition for banneret (2 of 2)


or ban·ner·ette

[ ban-uh-ret ]
/ ˌbæn əˈrɛt /


a small banner.

Origin of banneret

1250–1300; Middle English banerett < Middle French banerete little banner. See banner, -ette Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for banneret

/ (ˈbænərɪt, -əˌrɛt) /

noun (in the Middle Ages)

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 for banneret

C14: from Old French banerete a small banner
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