knight bachelor


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knight bachelor

n. pl. knights bachelors or knight bachelors
An English knight of the lowest rank; a bachelor.

knight bachelor

n, pl knights bachelors or knights bachelor
1. a person who has been knighted but who does not belong to any of the orders of knights
2. another name for a bachelor3
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Noun1.knight bachelor - a knight of the lowest order; could display only a pennon
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
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It goes to my heart that you should ride forth now a mere knight bachelor, when there is no noble in the land who hath so good a claim to the square pennon, save only that you have not the money to uphold it.
Sir Ken Dodd at Buckingham Palace, London, after he was made a Knight Bachelor of the British Empire by the Duke of Cambridge
Kingsley was created a Knight Bachelor in 2002 for services to the British film industry.
Some of his highly notable awards include an Order of Merit and a Knight bachelor from Queen Elizabeth II.
His knighthood - in the official title of Knight Bachelor - came in the Queen's 2011 Birthday Honours and was for his services to charity and entertainment.
In 2014 he was made Knight Bachelor of the British Empire by the Duke of Cambridge.
It is quite difficult to look beyond Knight Bachelor in the totetrifecta Handicap Hurdle at Plumpton.
Sent off a 4-7 chance for a twoand-a-half-mile novice hurdle at Worcester, Knight Bachelor absolutely ruled the school, winning by an eased-down five lengths without Gavin Sheehan ever getting serious.
In 1918, he was created a Knight Bachelor in recognition of the invaluable services he rendered to recruiting, raising war loans, and helping the fighting forces.
The Conservative will be made a Knight Bachelor in recognition of his public service as an MP, a former Cabinet minister and his time in local government, No 10 said.
The former Communities Secretary - behind the most brutal cuts to town hall budgets in generations - will be a knight bachelor, it was announced yesterday.