baneret, or banneret

baneret, or banneret
/baenarat/
In old English law, a knight made in the field, by the ceremony of cutting off the point of his standard, and making it, as it were, a banner. Knights so made were accounted so honorable that they were allowed to display their arms in the royal army, as barons did, and could bear arms with supporters. They were sometimes called "vexillarii." A degree of honor next after a baron's, when conferred by the king; otherwise, it ranks after a baronet. 1 Bl.Comm. 403

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • Banneret — Ban ner*et, n.[OE. baneret, OF. baneret, F. banneret; properly a dim. of OF. baniere. See {Banner}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Originally, a knight who led his vassals into the field under his own banner; commonly used as a title of rank. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • baneret — baneret, or banneret /baenarat/ In old English law, a knight made in the field, by the ceremony of cutting off the point of his standard, and making it, as it were, a banner. Knights so made were accounted so honorable that they were allowed to… …   Black's law dictionary

  • banneret — baneret, or banneret /baenarat/ In old English law, a knight made in the field, by the ceremony of cutting off the point of his standard, and making it, as it were, a banner. Knights so made were accounted so honorable that they were allowed to… …   Black's law dictionary

  • banneret — banneret1 [ban΄ər et′] n. a small banner: also bannerette banneret2 [ban′ər ət΄] n. [ME & OFr baneret < baniere,BANNER] Historical a knight allowed to lead his men into a battle under his own banner and ranking just above a knight bachelor …   English World dictionary

  • banneret — banneret1 /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… …   Universalium

  • banneret — /ˈbænərət/ (say banuhruht), / ərɛt/ (say uhret) noun 1. a knight who could bring a company of followers into the field under his own banner and who was in this way superior to other knights. 2. a rank of knighthood; knight banneret. 3. a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • banneret — I. noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Middle English baneret, from Anglo French, from banere Date: 14th century a knight leading his vassals into the field under his own banner II. noun also bannerette Date: 14th century a small banner …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • banneret — [ banərɪt] noun historical 1》 a knight who commanded his own troops in battle under his own banner. 2》 a knighthood given on the battlefield for courage. Origin ME: from OFr. baneret, lit. bannered , from baniere (see banner) …   English new terms dictionary

  • banneret — I ban•ner•et [[t]ˈbæn ər ɪt, əˌrɛt[/t]] also ban ner•ette′ n. 1) why a knight who could bring followers into the field under his own banner 2) why the rank of such a knight • Etymology: 1250–1300; ME baneret < OF II ban•ner•et [[t]ˌbæn… …   From formal English to slang

  • baneret — Same as banneret …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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