Part of speech: noun

The character or dignity of a knight; knights collectively.

Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "knighthood":

  1. Charles revived the right of the Crown to force knighthood on the landed gentry for a fee. - "Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed.", S. A. Reilly.
  2. The editor has been unable to discover the source of the author's story of the origin of the Persian order of knighthood. - "Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official", William Sleeman.
  3. All that gentle birth, college breeding, wealth, and travel could give a man, were Sydney Maclntyre's, and yet, measuring himself by Keith's standard of knighthood, he felt himself sadly lacking. - "Two Little Knights of Kentucky", Annie Fellows Johnston.