from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An order of knights holding a middle place between the senate and the commonalty; members of the Roman equestrian order.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In ancient Rome, the knights, a body originally constituting the cavalry of the army, of patrician rank, and equipped by the state, but afterward comprising also rich plebeians, and in part finding their own equipments.
- [capitalized] In zoology, a Linnean group of butterflies, corresponding to the old genus Papilio.
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