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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Ban’neret.
 
One who leads his vassals to battle under his own banner. A knight made in the field was called a banneret, because the chief ceremony was cutting or tearing off the pointed ends of his banner.   1
 


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