white knight

noun

Definition of white knight

  1. 1 :  one that comes to the rescue of another; especially :  a corporation invited to buy out a second corporation in order to prevent an undesired takeover by a third

  2. 2 :  one that champions a cause

Examples of white knight in a sentence

  1. <a deserving cause in need of a charismatic white knight who will galvanize public support>

1951

First Known Use of white knight

1951


WHITE KNIGHT Defined for English Language Learners

white knight

noun

Definition of white knight for English Language Learners

  • : someone or something that rescues or saves another person or thing from a bad situation; especially : a company that buys a second company in order to prevent it from being taken over by a third company


Law Dictionary

white knight

noun

Legal Definition of white knight

  1. :  a party (as a corporation) invited to take over a corporation and thereby prevent its acquisition by another — compare raider


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