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Meaning of knighthood

knight•hood

Pronunciation: (nīt'hood), [key]
— n.
  1. the rank or dignity of a knight: to confer knighthood upon him.
  2. the profession or vocation of a knight.
  3. knightly character or qualities.
  4. the body of knights.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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