Definitions for knighthoodˈnaɪt hʊd

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. knighthood(noun)

    aristocrats holding the rank of knight

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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 DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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

  3. Origin: [Knight + hood: cf. AS. chihthd youth.]

The Nuttall EncyclopediaRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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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