knighthood

noun knight·hood \ ˈnīt-ˌhu̇d \
Updated on: 19 May 2018

Definition of knighthood

1 : the rank, dignity, or profession of a knight
2 : the qualities befitting a knight : chivalry
3 : knights as a class or body

Examples of knighthood in a Sentence

  1. The Queen awarded a knighthood to the famous actor.

  2. For their bravery, they were rewarded with knighthood.

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First Known Use of knighthood

13th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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knighthood

Definition of knighthood for English Language Learners

  • : the rank or title of a knight


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knighthood

noun knight·hood \ ˈnīt-ˌhu̇d \

Definition of knighthood for Students

: the rank, dignity, or profession of a knight


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