Knight of the Sword

noun
plural Knights of the Sword

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: a member of a German religious order of knights founded in 1202 by Bishop Albert of Riga in Livonia to convert the heathen Estonians and Livonians and appropriate their lands, confirmed by the pope in 1204, and merged into the Teutonic Order in 1237

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“Knight of the Sword.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Knight%20of%20the%20Sword. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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