Adjective "Knighted" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Knighted


    Definition:

    1. a mounted soldier serving under a feudal superior in the Middle Ages.

    2. (in Europe in the Middle Ages) a man, usually of noble birth, who after an apprenticeship as page and squire was raised to honorable military rank and bound to chivalrous conduct.

    3. any person of a rank similar to that of the medieval knight.

    4. a man upon whom the nonhereditary dignity of knighthood is conferred by a sovereign because of personal merit or for services rendered to the country. In Great Britain

    Origin:
    knight

    Examples:

    "sirs can be knighted."

    "servants can be knighted."

    "generals can be knighted."

    "editors can be knighted."

    "actors can be knighted."

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