from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- 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.
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- noun A
mediaeval knightwho led troopsunder his own banner.
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- noun a knight honored for valor; entitled to display a square banner and to hold higher command
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