Knight of Columbus

noun phrase
Knight of Co·​lum·​bus | \ -kə-ˈləm-bəs How to pronounce Knight of Columbus (audio) \
plural Knights of Columbus

Definition of Knight of Columbus

: a member of a benevolent and fraternal society of Roman Catholic men

First Known Use of Knight of Columbus

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Knight of Columbus

Christopher Columbus

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“Knight of Columbus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Knight%20of%20Columbus. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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