Definitions

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  • n. The honor bestowed that makes someone a knight.
  • n. Honorific formal address to a knighted person. Usually used with the relevant possessive pronoun.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being a knight; knighthood.

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Examples

  • No selection from the alphabet, no doctorship, no fellowship, be it of ever so learned or royal a society, no knightship -- not though it be of the Garter -- confers so fair an honour.

    Can You Forgive Her?

  • No selection from the alphabet, no doctorship, no fellowship, be it of ever so learned or royal a society, no knightship — not though it be of the Garter — confers so fair an honour.

    Can you forgive her?

  • No selection from the alphabet, no doctorship, no fellowship, be it of ever so learned or royal a society, no knightship, -- not though it be of the Garter, -- confers so fair an honour.

    Can You Forgive Her?

  • “For that,” replied Bertram, “methinks your worship is most likely to have a better edition than I, who have not been in this country for many years; but it is not for me to bandy opinions with your knightship.

    Castle Dangerous

  • I am glad to tell you that the ceremony of knighting, of which I was afraid, was not resorted to; so my knightship dates back to the 27th of April, 1809. "

    The Life of Thomas, Lord Cochrane, Tenth Earl of Dundonald, Vol. II

  • "For that," replied Bertram, "methinks your worship is most likely to have a better edition than I, who have not been in this country for many years; but it is not for me to bandy opinions with your knightship.

    Waverley Novels — Volume 12

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