radknight

noun
rad·​knight | \ ˈradˌnīt \

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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History and Etymology for radknight

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 14 Aug. 2020.

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