knighthood knighthood  /ˈnaɪt ˌhʊd/

Definition(s):

  • (n) aristocrats holding the rank of knight

Usage(s):

  1. As recently as in 1994, Britain awarded him a knighthood.
  2. In protest against the 1919 Amritsar Massacre, in which colonial troops killed 379 unarmed people, Tagore returned his knighthood.
  3. In 1998, Mitchell earned an honorary knighthood for his role in fostering the peace.

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  • "For my government, we share the views of many Muslims. Iraq is a Muslim country. We believe that, with all due respect to the knighthood, I think it was untimely," Mr Zebari said. "This is my view. I don't have any official position from my...
    on Jun 20, 2007 By: Hoshyar Zebari Source: Times Online

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