Definition for banneret (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for banneret
The peak of this awful spur was just touched by a fleecy cloud that shifted to and fro like a banneret.Legends and Tales|Bret Harte
The banneret and the baron were therefore soldiers of equal authority.
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.
The banner of the banneret and baron was displayed by the squire.
British Dictionary definitions for banneret
noun (in the Middle Ages)
Word Origin for banneret
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).