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knighthood (ˈnaɪthʊd Pronunciation for knighthood



  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'

"He defended himself by saying that Tony Blair insisted he took the knighthood.
New Zealand Herald (2003)
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)
David's appointment and knighthood must not be summarily and prematurely tarnished.
Thomas, Craig The Last Raven
Gipsy Moth IV took Sir Francis Chichester around the world and earned him a knighthood.
Yachting Boating World (2004)
He was given his knighthood by John Major in 1996. He is also a staunch Eurosceptic who bankrolls Business for Sterling.
Independent (1998)
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
The knighthood sat beside American accolades in his office including personal messages from five US presidents.
New Zealand Herald (2004)
Victor had long hankered after an honour, and was extremely miffed when JJ was given a knighthood and he had nothing.
Penny Junor HOME TRUTHS: Life Around My Father (2002)


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