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knighthood Line breaks: knight|hood
Pronunciation: /ˈnʌɪthʊd/

Definition of knighthood in English:


The title, rank, or status of a knight: he received a knighthood in the Birthday Honours [mass noun]: the basis of feudal knighthood
More example sentences
  • Unlike the hereditary peerages of old, knighthoods are not bestowed according to birth or social status.
  • Honours, such as knighthoods, peerages, and other decorations, are awarded on his recommendation.
  • Prince's Trust chief executive Tom Shebbeare received a knighthood in the Queen's personal honours list.
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