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ritter

[rit-er]
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noun, plural rit·ter, rit·ters.
  1. a knight.
  2. a member of the lowest order of nobility in Germany or Austria.
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Origin of ritter

1815–25; < German; Middle High German riter rider

Ritter

[rit-er]
noun
  1. Joseph Elmer,1891–1967, U.S. cardinal.
  2. Woodward MauriceTex, 1907–74, U.S. country-and-western singer, composer, and film actor.
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Historical Examples

  • Presently he grasped Mrs. Ritter's hand, and pressed it almost painfully.

    Rico and Wiseli

    Johanna Spyri

  • The carpenter Andrew would like to speak to you, Mrs. Ritter, if it will not disturb you too much.

    Rico and Wiseli

    Johanna Spyri

  • The gentlemen did not return for two weeks, however; but Mrs. Ritter kept her promise.

    Rico and Wiseli

    Johanna Spyri

  • "I am going to take Trine away, now that you are so well," began Mrs. Ritter.

    Rico and Wiseli

    Johanna Spyri

  • They used to call him Prinz Eugen, der edle Ritter, after the old song.

    The First Violin

    Jessie Fothergill