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Knight of Columbus

n. pl. Knights of Columbus
A member of a benevolent and fraternal society of Roman Catholic men founded in 1882.
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Knights′ of Colum′bus

an international fraternal and benevolent organization of Roman Catholic men, founded in 1882.
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