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.

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