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knight bachelor

noun, plural knights bachelors, knight bachelors.
1.
bachelor (def 3).
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10
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British Dictionary definitions for knight bachelor

knight bachelor

noun (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 (sense 3)
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Encyclopedia Article for 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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