knighthood

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noun knight·hood \ˈnīt-ˌhu̇d\

Definition of knighthood

  1. 1 :  the rank, dignity, or profession of a knight

  2. 2 :  the qualities befitting a knight :  chivalry

  3. 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.

13th Century

First Known Use of knighthood

13th century


KNIGHTHOOD Defined for English Language Learners

knighthood

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noun knight·hood \ˈnīt-ˌhu̇d\

Definition of knighthood for English Language Learners

  • : the rank or title of a knight


KNIGHTHOOD Defined for Kids

knighthood

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noun knight·hood \ˈnīt-ˌhu̇d\

Definition of knighthood for Students

  1. :  the rank, dignity, or profession of a knight


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