radknight

noun

rad·​knight
ˈradˌnīt
: one of a class of feudal tenants in some parts of England holding on condition of doing service on horseback besides other services (as plowing)

called also radman

compare esquire

Word History

Etymology

Old English rādcniht, literally, riding knight, from rād riding + cniht military follower

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“Radknight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/radknight. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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