Order of garter

Order of the Garter

noun
the highest order of British knighthood, instituted by Edward III about 1348.
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Order of the Garter
 
n
See also Order of the Thistle Also called: the Garter the highest order of English knighthood, open to women since 1987. It consists of the sovereign, 24 knight companions, and extra members created by statute

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