Definition of radknight
: 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
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Origin and Etymology of radknight
Old English rādcniht, literally, riding knight, from rād riding + cniht military follower
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