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knighthood  (ˈnaɪthʊd



  1. the order, dignity, or rank of a knight
  2. the qualities of a knight; knightliness
  3. knights collectively

Translations for 'knighthood'

  • British English: knighthood A knighthood is a title that is given to a man by a British king or queen for his achievements or his service to his country. NOUNWhen he finally received his knighthood, he was 85.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: cavalaria
  • Chinese: > 爵士称号及身份英国的> 爵士称稱号號及身份
  • European Spanish: título de sir
  • French: titre de chevalier
  • German: Ritterstand
  • Italian: titolo di cavaliere
  • Japanese: ナイト爵位
  • Korean: 기사의 작위
  • Portuguese: cavalaria
  • Spanish: título de sir

Example Sentences Including 'knighthood'

David's appointment and knighthood must not be summarily and prematurely tarnished.
Thomas, Craig The Last Raven
But the white fury of the Northmen burned the hotter, and more skilled was their knighthood with long spears and bitter.
J.R.R. Tolkien THE LORD OF THE RINGS (2004)
Perhaps they'll give me a knighthood , one day, or at least a medal.
Fay Weldon NOTHING TO WEAR AND NOWHERE TO HIDE: A Collection of Short Stories


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