Knight-bachelor

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Knight-bachelor one who has been knighted merely, not made a member of any titular order
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. cniht Ger. and Dut. knecht, Dan. knegt.

Usage

In literature:

However, Knight had been looked upon as a bachelor by nature.
"A Pair of Blue Eyes" by Thomas Hardy
A banneret are you, dubbed in the open field, entitled to take precedence of all Knight Bachelors.
"The Lances of Lynwood" by Charlotte M. Yonge
The other knight was yet a bachelor.
"French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France" by Marie de France
The KNIGHTS-BACHELORS were the earliest order of knighthood in England.
"The Manual of Heraldry; Fifth Edition" by Anonymous
They recollected that there were six ladies and only five bachelor knights, two only being benedicts.
"The Seven Champions of Christendom" by W. H. G. Kingston
ALL THE ORDERS OF KNIGHTHOOD, with every Knight and all the Knights Bachelors.
"Memoirs of the Court and Cabinets of George the Third, Volume 2 (of 2)" by The Duke of Buckingham
Knights Bachelors, the, appeal to Edward, 199.
"A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
But while Don Quixote was contemplating thus, the bachelor-knight kept bemoaning the fate he had brought upon himself.
"The Story of Don Quixote" by Arvid Paulson, Clayton Edwards, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
In 1878 he was created a knight bachelor.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 6" by Various
Klingemann is, and will ever be, a Knight of the Order of Bachelors, and so shall I.
"Fragments of an Autobiography" by Felix Moscheles
Most were knights of Malta and so apparent bachelors, whose money would go to the Order at their death.
"The White Plumes of Navarre" by Samuel Rutherford Crockett
Wit you that I am not yet made knight, but am no more than a bachelor at arms.
"The Story of Sir Launcelot and His Companions" by Howard Pyle
Knights Bachelors of above Orders in same sequence.
"Manners and Rules of Good Society" by Anonymous
It must have been the residence of some bachelor Knight, say a hundred years ago; to-day it is a boarding-house.
"The Story of Malta" by Maturin M. Ballou
ALL THE ORDERS OF KNIGHTHOOD, with every Knight and all the Knights Bachelors.
"The Monarchs of the Main, Volume I (of 3)" by Walter Thornbury
Knights Bachelors of above Orders in same sequence.
"Manners and Rules of Good Society" by Anonymous
All knights whether bachelors or bannerets were escorted by their squires.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 8" by Various
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