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Knight Templar

n. pl. Knights Templars or Knights Templar
1. A member of an order of knights founded about 1118 to protect pilgrims in the Holy Land during the Second Crusade and suppressed in 1312.
2. A member of any of several modern fraternal orders named for the medieval Knights Templars.
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Knight Templar

n, pl Knights Templars or Knights Templar
(Historical Terms) another term for Templar
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Knight′ Tem′plar



n., pl. Knights Templars, Knights Templar.
1. a member of a religious and military order founded by Crusaders in Jerusalem about 1118 and suppressed in 1312.
2. a member of a Masonic order in the U.S. claiming descent from the medieval order.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Knight Templar - a man who belongs to a Masonic order in the United StatesKnight Templar - a man who belongs to a Masonic order in the United States
Freemason, Mason - a member of a widespread secret fraternal order pledged to mutual assistance and brotherly love
2.Knight Templar - a knight of a religious military order established in 1118 to protect pilgrims and the Holy SepulcherKnight 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
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This reverend brother has been all his life engaged in fighting among the Saracens for the recovery of the Holy Sepulchre; he is of the order of Knights Templars, whom you may have heard of; he is half a monk, half a soldier.''
Its ranks were filled with gentlemen who felt the stirrings of martial impulse, and sought to establish a kind of College of Arms, where, as in an association of Knights Templars, they might learn the science, and, so far as peaceful exercise would teach them, the practices of war.
Grand old Bisham Abbey, whose stone walls have rung to the shouts of the Knights Templars, and which, at one time, was the home of Anne of Cleves and at another of Queen Elizabeth, is passed on the right bank just half a mile above Marlow Bridge.
Few mediaeval orders of knights, with the possible exception of the Order of the Garter, have had so much written about them as the Knights Templars. (The 'Templars' refers to their headquarters on Temple Mount in Jerusalem.) None has had as many falsehoods and myths written about them as this order, founded on Christmas Day 1119 to defend the Holy Land and to protect pilgrims coming there.
So, I'm surprised that Velde has imagined something quite different, because by using a ghost story, she joins the evil of the Holocaust with another time of religious persecution, the 14th-century persecution of the Knights Templars. This is challenging for American middle-school readers who probably know little about the Holocaust and even less about the Crusades.
Being the home of the mysterious Knights Templars the history of the Mid-Pyrenees region is entwined with the legend of the Holy Grail.
The Knights Templars: God's Warriors, the Devil's Bankers.