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coronet (kôr´ənĕt´, kŏr´ə–), head attire of a noble of high rank, worn on state occasions. It is inferior to the crown. British peers wear their coronets at the coronation of their sovereign. Although dukes wore coronets to mark their rank by the 14th cent., it was in the reign of Elizabeth I that individual patterns were adopted for other peers, and barons received distinguishing insignia in 1661. The coronet of a duke is bordered by 8 strawberry leaves; that of a marquess, by 4 strawberry leaves alternating with 4 silver balls (sometimes called pearls) on low points; that of an earl, by 8 strawberry leaves alternating with 8 silver balls on high points; that of a viscount, by 16 silver balls on the rim; that of a baron, by 6 silver balls on the gold rim.

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cor·o·net / ˌkôrəˈnet; ˌkär-/ • n. 1. a small or relatively simple crown, esp. as worn by lesser royalty and peers or peeresses. ∎  a circular decoration for the head, esp. one made of flowers. 2. the band of tissue on the lowest part of a horse's pastern, containing the horn-producing cells from which the hoof grows. ∎  another term for burr sense 5. DERIVATIVES: cor·o·net·ed adj.

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coronet. Suggestion of a pediment or some other crowning element such as scroll-patterns over an aperture, usually in relief and not projecting like a true cornice or pediment. Von Klenze employed it.

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coronet a relatively simple crown, now especially as worn by lesser royalty and peers or peeresses.

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coronet XV. — OF. coronet(t)e, dim. of corone CROWN; see -ET.

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