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knight bachelor

noun, plural knights bachelors, knight bachelors.
bachelor (def 3).
1600-10 Unabridged
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knight bachelor

noun (pl) knights bachelors, knights bachelor
a person who has been knighted but who does not belong to any of the orders of knights
another name for a bachelor (sense 3)
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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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