Definition of 'knighthood'
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Give him a knighthood and just be done with it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is not necessary to have a knighthood to get an invitation but clearly it helps. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In Britain they'd have given him a knighthood. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He retired in 2002 - the same year as he received his knighthood. The Sun (2016)Iam proposing a knighthood for services to cricket. Times, Sunday Times (2009)What more does this man need to prove to get his knighthood? Times, Sunday Times (2013)They became good friends and both went on to receive knighthoods. The Sun (2012)He commented that they all deserved their knighthoods as much for that as for their writing. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He had just been given a knighthood! Times, Sunday Times (2014)His knighthood is for services to the financial services industry. Times, Sunday Times (2010)People who get knighthoods should be people who save lives. The Sun (2007) Getting the knighthood was a terrific surprise. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He thought he deserved a knighthood. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)Well recovered: give that man another knighthood. Times, Sunday Times (2015)To top it all, he was tipped to receive a knighthood. Times, Sunday Times (2013)No. Waiting to be given a knighthood. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This quiet, retiring man refused a knighthood more than once. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He was wounded in that war, and the end of it saw him receive a knighthood. WHEN SCOTLAND RULED THE WORLD: The Story of the Golden Age of Genius, Creativity and Exploration (2002)He deserves a knighthood for his courage, grit and determination. The Sun (2009)One wanted 2.5m for a school, another an honorary knighthood. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Still, though, there are more medals than knighthoods. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Not in some political church service, but by dishing out instant knighthoods and medals on the battlefield in Afghanistan. The Sun (2009)He was given his knighthood for services to retail, and if it turns out he acted to undermine BHS that would undermine the honour. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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Translations for 'knighthood'
British English: knighthood NOUN
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.
When he finally received his knighthood, he was 85.
Definition of knighthood from the Collins English Dictionary
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