c.1300, an order of knighthood, originally in reference to one who could lead his males into battle under his very own advertising. Later on it required person who received rank in serach engines for valiant deeds done in the master's presence in struggle. Also "a little advertising" (c.1300).
a knight recognized for valor; eligible for display a square banner also to hold higher command
- Originally, a knight just who led their vassals to the area under his own banner; -- widely used as a subject of position.
- A title of position, conferred for brave deeds, and therefore, an order of knighthood; also, the individual bearing these types of name or rank.
- A civil officer in a few Swiss cantons.
- A small advertising.
(letter.) Originally, a knight whom led their vassals in to the field under his or her own banner; -- widely used as a title of ranking.
- (n.) A title of rank, conferred for brave deeds, and hence, an order of knighthood; also, the person bearing such title or position.
- (letter.) A civil officer in a few Swiss cantons.
- (n.) A tiny banner.
The bachelor and the banneret were both equally knights, only the one was of greater distinction and authority 3 Du Cange, Dissertation, xxi., and Lancelot du Lac, among other romances.