Lengua inglesa
1 a man who has received the highest or second highest honours for service or merit awarded by the Queen or the Government. See also dame.
2 hist in medieval Europe: a man-at-arms of high social status, usually mounted, serving a feudal lord.
3 hist the armed champion of a lady, devoted to her service.
4 chess a piece shaped like a horse's head.
verb (knighted , knighting ) to confer a knighthood on someone.
[Anglo-Saxon cniht a boy, servant or warrior]
knighthood noun
1 the rank of a knight, just below that of a baronet, conferring the title -Sir-.
2 the order or fraternity of knights.
knightly adjective (knightlier , knightliest ) relating to, like or befitting a knight; chivalrous.

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