Definitions for knighthoodˈnaɪt hʊd
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aristocrats holding the rank of knight
An honour whereby one is made into a knight, and one can thereafter be called "Sir"
He's got an OBE, and MBE and his recent work should entitle him to a knighthood.
The quality of being a knight.
The knights collectively, the body of knights.
Origin: From knighthod, from cnihthad
the character, dignity, or condition of a knight, or of knights as a class; hence, chivalry
the whole body of knights
Origin: [Knight + hood: cf. AS. chihthd youth.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a distinction granted to commoners, ranking next to baronet, now bestowed by the crown; formerly knighthood was a military order, any member of which might create new knights; it was originally the highest rank of Chivalry (q. v.); it was an order of many subdivisions developed during the crusades, and in full flower before the Norman conquest of England.
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