Banneret

[Rome] A Banneret was the name of an officer or magistrate of Rome towards the close of the 14th century. The people of Rome, and throughout the territory of the church, during the disputes of the antipopes, had formed a kind of republican government; where the whole power was lodged in the hands of a magistrate called Senator, and twelve h...
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Banneret

Ban'ner·et noun [ Middle English baneret , Old French baneret , French banneret ; properly a dim. of Old French baniere . See Banner .] 1. Originally, a knight who led his vassals into the field under his own banner; -- commonly used as a title of rank. ...
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Banneret

• (n.) A title of rank, conferred for heroic deeds, and hence, an order of knighthood; also, the person bearing such title or rank. • (n.) Originally, a knight who led his vassals into the field under his own banner; -- commonly used as a title of rank. • (n.) A small banner. • (n.) A civil officer in some Swiss cantons.Banneret...
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banneret

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 ...
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Banneret

A banneret is a dignity between baron and knight, which was anciently conferred by the king under the royal standard on the field of battle, a knight being so made as a reward for bravery, with the ceremony of cutting off the point of his pennon and making it into a banner.
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