- the rank or dignity of a knight: to confer knighthood upon him.
- the profession or vocation of a knight.
- knightly character or qualities.
- the body of knights.
Origin of knighthood
Examples from the Web for knighthood
Contemporary Examples of knighthood
At the end of his life, after the AFI dinner, the queen offered, and he accepted, a knighthood.
After his knighthood, I stop by to see him and call him Sir Alfred.
Prime Minister David Cameron responded by saying the victory should be marked in truly British style: with a knighthood.Andy Murray Survived Dunblane School Massacre Before Winning Wimbledon
July 9, 2013
“I hear that a new order of Knighthood is on the tapis,” the letter reads.The Oxford English Dictionary: The Original Crowdsourcer
April 29, 2013
He should have been awarded a knighthood, even possibly the Garter.The Real James Bond: Ian Fleming’s Commandos Reviewed
November 19, 2011
Historical Examples of knighthood
A pretty degree of knighthood, sir, is that which can be bought with sugar hogsheads!The Last of the Mohicans
James Fenimore Cooper
It was almost as though Henry himself had accepted a knighthood.A Great Man
Long after knighthood had passed away, the struggle continued.Boy Scouts Handbook
Boy Scouts of America
Industry, thrift, and shrewdness were likely to win enough to buy a knighthood.The Facts About Shakespeare
William Allan Nielson
His knighthood as a sworn chum was put in question and he was cruelly hurt.
- the order, dignity, or rank of a knight
- the qualities of a knight; knightliness
- knights collectively