knight service

noun
variants: or less commonly knight's service

Definition of knight service

1 : the military service by rendering which a knight held his lands also : the tenure of lands held on condition of performing military service
2 : service such as a knight can or should render broadly : good or valuable service

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History and Etymology for knight service

Middle English knightes service

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“Knight service.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/knight%20service. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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