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field cornet

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Definition of field cornet in English:

noun

South African historical
1A civilian official invested with the rank and responsibilities of a military officer and with judicial powers enabling him to act as a local administrator and magistrate.
2A rank in the army equivalent to that of lieutenant.

Origin

translating South African Dutch veld kornet, from veld 'field' + kornet, specifying a military rank.

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