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Order of the Garter

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noun

the highest order of British knighthood, instituted by Edward III about 1348.

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Order of the Garter

noun

the highest order of English knighthood, open to women since 1987. It consists of the sovereign, 24 knight companions, and extra members created by statuteAlso called: the Garter See also Order of the Thistle
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