knights bachelors

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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