Knights Templar

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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.

Knights Templar

A military religious order, 1119–1314, founded to protect pilgrims to the Holy Land and to gain territorial and political influence.
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While excavating the ruins of the Temple of Jerusalem during the 12th century Crusades, these Poor Knights of Christ and the Temple of Solomon, as the Order was also known, unearthed secret scrolls written around the time of Jesus and said to contain the Lord's true teachings.