/ban"euhr it, -euh ret'/, n.
1. Hist. a knight who could bring a company of followers into the field under his own banner.
2. a rank of knighthood; knight banneret.
[1250-1300; ME baneret < OF, equiv. to baner(e) BANNER + -et < L -atus -ATE1]
/ban'euh ret"/, n.
a small banner.
Also, bannerette.
[1250-1300; ME banerett < MF banerete little banner. See BANNER, -ETTE]

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▪ medieval Europe
      a European medieval knight privileged to display in the field a square banner (as distinct from the tapering pennon of a simple knight). The term was used in countries of French and English speech from the 13th to the 16th century. In 13th-century England any commander of a troop of 10 or more lances who was not a count or an earl was usually a banneret. Later, in both England and France, the style became a title of honour, conferred for distinguished military service. There is no connection between the style of banneret and the baronetage (hereditary dignity) established in England by King James I in 1611.

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