knight-errant

[nahyt-er-uhnt]
noun, plural knights-errant.
a wandering knight; a knight who traveled widely in search of adventures, to exhibit military skill, to engage in chivalric deeds, etc.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English

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Example sentences
Behind everything else he is the knight-errant of the sacred cause.
He is not a knight-errant roaming at will in pursuit of his own ideal of beauty and goodness.
He is not a knight-errant, roaming at will in pursuit of his own ideal of beauty or of goodness.
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