knighthood

[ nahyt-hoo d ]
/ ˈnaɪt hʊd /

noun

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

before 900; Middle English knighthod, Old English cnihthād. See knight, -hood
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knighthood
/ (ˈnaɪthʊd) /

noun

the order, dignity, or rank of a knight
the qualities of a knight; knightliness
knights collectively
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