What does the word knighthood mean?

Usage examples for knighthood

  1. Charles revived the right of the Crown to force knighthood on the landed gentry for a fee. – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by 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 by 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 by Annie Fellows Johnston