ensign
noun Etymology: Middle English ensigne, sign, token, banner, from Anglo-French enseigne, from Latin insignia insignia, flags Date: 15th century 1. a flag that is flown (as by a ship) as the symbol of nationality and that may also be flown with a distinctive badge added to its design 2. a. a badge of office, rank, or power b. emblem, sign 3. a. an infantry officer of what was formerly the lowest commissioned rank b. a commissioned officer in the navy or coast guard ranking above a chief warrant officer and below a lieutenant junior grade

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