knight-service love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The service due to the English crown as the condition of holding land.

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Examples

  • A minor could succeed to a title but could not administer the associated estates, especially if they were held as "knight-service," until he or she came of age. 28 Hence, the practice of wardship whereby an underage heir became the ward of the crown with their estates reverting to the crown during the heir's minority.

    From Heads of Household to Heads of State: The Preaccession Households of Mary and Elizabeth Tudor, 1516-1558

  • Even if a minor did not hold lands in knight-service, his or her legal title was a vexed question.

    From Heads of Household to Heads of State: The Preaccession Households of Mary and Elizabeth Tudor, 1516-1558

  • Hugh Beringar, torn two ways, had delegated the pursuit of the traitors to his sergeants, while he rode at once to the castle to send out the call to the knight-service of the shire to be ready to join the force which King Stephen would certainly be raising to besiege Lincoln, to begin commandeering mounts enough for his force, and see that all that was needed in the armoury was in good order.

    The Devil's Novice

  • Hugh Beringar, torn two ways, had delegated the pursuit of the traitors to his sergeants, while he rode at once to the castle to send out the call to the knight-service of the shire to be ready to join the force which King Stephen would certainly be raising to besiege Lincoln, to begin commandeering mounts enough for his force, and see that all that was needed in the armoury was in good order.

    The Devil's Novice

  • He also read carefully through nearly the whole of Coke upon Littleton, which he told me he found very "troublesome," and that he had expended much valuable time and attention on some of the most difficult portions, which he very soon afterwards found to be utterly obsolete, particularly mentioning those concerning "homage," "fealty," "knight-service,"

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 61, No. 376, February, 1847

  • A male orphan under twenty-one years of age inheriting land held by tenure of knight-service was, with his land, committed to the guardianship of the lord of the fee, "to instruct him", explains Sir John

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability

  • It was the gallant sergeant, who had come haymaking for pleasure; and nobody could deny that he was doing the mistress of the farm real knight-service by this voluntary contribution of his labour at a busy time.

    Far from the Madding Crowd

  • It was the gallant sergeant, who had come haymaking for pleasure; and nobody could deny that he was doing the mistress of the farm real knight-service by this voluntary contribution of his labour at a busy time.

    Far from the Madding Crowd

  • Normans, to be held by the tenure of knight-service, according to the law which modified that service in all parts of Europe.

    The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. 07 (of 12)

  • If any served the king in a military command, his land may be said to have been in some sort held by knight-service.

    The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. 07 (of 12)

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