Military order

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(a) A command proceeding from a military superior.
An association of military persons under a bond of certain peculiar rules; especially, such an association of knights in the Middle Ages, or a body in modern times taking a similar form, membership of which confers some distinction.

See also: Military, Military

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John of Jerusalem, Knights Hospitaller (Malta) is one of the oldest Orders of Chivalry in existence today.
To mark the Queen's diamond birthday, three new stamps illustrating two royal orders of chivalry - the Order of the Elephant and the Order of Dannebrog - as well as the royal Medal of Merit were released on March 14, 2015.
e medal, which is the fourth most senior honour of the British Orders of Chivalry, is being sold at Alnwick Auctions on Sunday.
On the reverse is a portrait of the Queen wearing the robes of the Order of the Garter - one of the oldest orders of chivalry and an honor only given to a recipient by the Queen.
HRH the Prime Minister honoured senior officers, officers and policemen, presenting them with certificates, prizes of appreciation and Orders of Chivalry in recognition of their outstanding efforts in serving the kingdom.
Contributors discuss the role of the heralds in government and in relation to the orders of chivalry so popular at the time.
Head of school Professor David Boucher said: "The Ordre des Palmes Acadmiques is one of the world's oldest orders of chivalry and is awarded in recognition of outstanding contributions to French academia, culture and education.
In February 2000, Prince Henri Constantine De Vigo Paleologo and Princess Franciose of Cannes arrived in Las Vegas to knight Vail and five others selected for Orders of Chivalry.
In China, in contrast, there were no feudal lords, military aristocracy, or orders of chivalry.
These are not orders of the Church but Christian lay confraternities and orders of chivalry claiming a share in the traditions of St John of Jerusalem and legitimised by the recognition of the federal parliament of Germany and the crowns of Sweden, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom respectively.
The fellowship of the Round Table, in fact, became comparable to, and in many respects the prototype of, the many great orders of chivalry that were founded in Europe during the late Middle Ages.