knighthood

noun
knight·​hood | \ ˈnīt-ˌhu̇d How to pronounce knighthood (audio) \

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

The Queen awarded a knighthood to the famous actor. For their bravery, they were rewarded with knighthood.
Recent Examples on the Web During the Crusades, a young blacksmith rises to knighthood and protects Jerusalem from invading forces. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 9 Apr. 2021 During the Crusades, a young blacksmith rises to knighthood and protects Jerusalem from invading forces. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 9 Apr. 2021 During the Crusades, a young blacksmith rises to knighthood and protects Jerusalem from invading forces. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 9 Apr. 2021 During the Crusades, a young blacksmith rises to knighthood and protects Jerusalem from invading forces. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 9 Apr. 2021 During the Crusades, a young blacksmith rises to knighthood and protects Jerusalem from invading forces. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 9 Apr. 2021 During the Crusades, a young blacksmith rises to knighthood and protects Jerusalem from invading forces. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 9 Apr. 2021 During the Crusades, a young blacksmith rises to knighthood and protects Jerusalem from invading forces. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 9 Apr. 2021 During the Crusades, a young blacksmith rises to knighthood and protects Jerusalem from invading forces. Los Angeles Times, 26 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of knighthood

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Knighthood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/knighthood. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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knighthood

noun

English Language Learners Definition of knighthood

: the rank or title of a knight

knighthood

noun
knight·​hood | \ ˈnīt-ˌhu̇d How to pronounce knighthood (audio) \

Kids Definition of knighthood

: the rank, dignity, or profession of a knight

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