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ˈnaɪt hʊdknight·hood

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. knighthood(noun)

    aristocrats holding the rank of knight


  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

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

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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of knighthood in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of knighthood in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of knighthood in a Sentence

  1. Chris Kenny:

    He's one dumb knighthood away from oblivion.

  2. Dejan Stojanovic:

    Knighthood lies above eternity; it doesn’t live off fame, but rather deeds.

  3. Luke Simpkins:

    The knighthood issue was for many the final proof of a disconnection with the people.

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