Knights bannerets
Knight banneret Knight" ban"ner*et; pl. {Knights bannerets}. A knight who carried a banner, who possessed fiefs to a greater amount than the knight bachelor, and who was obliged to serve in war with a greater number of attendants. The dignity was sometimes conferred by the sovereign in person on the field of battle. [1913 Webster]

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