knight bachelor

knight bachelor

noun, plural knights bachelors, knight bachelors.
bachelor ( def 3 ).

Origin:
1600–10

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knight bachelor
 
n , pl knights bachelors, knights bachelor
1.  a person who has been knighted but who does not belong to any of the orders of knights
2.  another name for a bachelor

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knight bachelor

most ancient, albeit lower ranking, form of English knighthood, with its origin dating to the reign of Henry III in the 13th century.

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