Definitions for knighthoodˈnaɪt hʊd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

knight•hoodˈnaɪt hʊd(n.)

  1. the rank, dignity, or vocation of a knight.

    Category: Western History

  2. knightly character or qualities.

    Category: Western History

  3. the body of knights.

    Category: Western History

Origin of knighthood:

bef. 900

Princeton's WordNet

  1. knighthood(noun)

    aristocrats holding the rank of knight

Wiktionary

  1. knighthood(Noun)

    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.

  2. knighthood(Noun)

    The quality of being a knight.

  3. knighthood(Noun)

    The knights collectively, the body of knights.

  4. Origin: From knighthod, from cnihthad

Webster Dictionary

  1. Knighthood(noun)

    the character, dignity, or condition of a knight, or of knights as a class; hence, chivalry

  2. Knighthood(noun)

    the whole body of knights

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Knighthood

    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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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

knighthood(noun)

the rank or title of a knight

He received a knighthood from the Queen.

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