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Ensign

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  1. a distinguishing flag of a ship or a military unit; or a distinguishing token, emblem, or badge, such as a symbol of office

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  2. The word has also given rise to the military rank of "ensign", a rank of junior officer once responsible for bearing the ensign of his unit

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  3. The word is derived from the French enseigne from the Latin plural insignia and is more particularly used for a military or naval standard or banner

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  4. In nautical use, an ensign in the form of a flag is usually flown at the stern of a ship or boat to indicate its nationality

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  5. applies specifically to heraldic symbols of an army

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