In the words of Shondo, a professional cage fighter turned paladin, “It was my fate to embark on this journey.”
Take notice that this "paladin" is a macaroni-seller, strongly suspected of trying to hoodwink the French courts.
The luxury of the Court paled before that of the paladin's house.
Well, there is no denying it, the paladin was in great form that night.
Why can't the Scholar change name and condition with the paladin?
This was the kind of talk with which we were prepared to await the coming of this paladin.
If any had, the paladin would have been finely ridiculed for his vanity.
The paladin was the only exception—that is to say, he was the only one who was happy and had no heavy times.
It was presently discoverable that this charm lay in the paladin's sincerity.
"paladin enough for such as either of you," Francesco retorted hotly.
1590s, "one of the 12 knights in attendance on Charlemagne," from Middle French paladin "a warrior" (16c.), from Italian paladino, from Latin palatinus "palace official;" noun use of palatinus "of the palace" (see palace).
The Old French form of the word was palaisin (which gave Middle English palasin, c.1400); the Italian form prevailed because, though the matter was French, most of the poets who wrote the romances were Italians.