Templar(redirected from Knight Templars)
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A Knight Templar.
[Middle English templer, from Anglo-Norman, from Medieval Latin templārius, from Latin templum, temple; see temple1.]
1. (Historical Terms) a member of a military religious order (Knights of the Temple of Solomon) founded by Crusaders in Jerusalem around 1118 to defend the Holy Sepulchre and Christian pilgrims; suppressed in 1312
2. (Law) (sometimes not capital) Brit a lawyer, esp a barrister, who lives or has chambers in the Inner or Middle Temple in London
[C13: from Medieval Latin templārius of the temple, from Latin templum temple1; first applied to the knightly order because their house was near the site of the Temple of Solomon]
2. a barrister or other person occupying chambers in the Temple, London.
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|Noun||1.||Templar - a knight of a religious military order established in 1118 to protect pilgrims and the Holy Sepulcher|
knight - originally a person of noble birth trained to arms and chivalry; today in Great Britain a person honored by the sovereign for personal merit