household knight

bachelor (def. 5).

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  • household knight — bachelor (def. 5). * * * …   Universalium

  • Household Knights —    A feudal lord s entourage of knights. They accompanied him to tournaments and wars. They were originally paid with food and shelter, but later they also received cash payments. By the late fourteenth century, the Household Knight had become a… …   The writer's dictionary of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mythology

  • Household knights — The knights forming the entourage of a feudal lord, accompanying him to tournament and to war, paid first in food and housing, though later this was augmented with cash payments. By the late 14th century, the position was less one of a household… …   Medieval glossary

  • Knight marshal — Knight mar shal . (Eng. Law) An officer in the household of the British sovereign, who has cognizance of transgressions within the royal household and verge, and of contracts made there, a member of the household being one of the parties. Wharton …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • knight marshal — noun (plural knights marshals) 1. : a former military officer analogous to the modern quartermaster 2. : a onetime officer of the British royal household who had judicial cognizance of transgressions committed in the royal household or verge and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Knight, Wisconsin — Infobox Settlement official name = Knight, Wisconsin settlement type = Town nickname = motto = imagesize = image caption = image mapsize = 250px map caption = Location of Knight, Wisconsin mapsize1 = map caption1 = subdivision type = Country… …   Wikipedia

  • knight — knightless, adj. /nuyt/, n. 1. a mounted soldier serving under a feudal superior in the Middle Ages. 2. (in Europe in the Middle Ages) a man, usually of noble birth, who after an apprenticeship as page and squire was raised to honorable military… …   Universalium

  • Knight — /nuyt/, n. 1. Eric, 1897 1943, U.S. novelist, born in England. 2. Frank Hyneman /huy neuh meuhn/, 1885 1972, U.S. economist. * * * I French chevalier German Ritter In the European Middle Ages, a formally professed cavalryman, generally a vassal… …   Universalium

  • knight — n. & v. n. 1 a man awarded a non hereditary title (Sir) by a sovereign in recognition of merit or service. 2 hist. a a man, usu. noble, raised esp. by a sovereign to honourable military rank after service as a page and squire. b a military… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Knight — This is the English term and is derived from the Anglo saxon for Cniht which means servant or household retainer. This was in the early centuries of knights. In later centuries, after the 12th, the term knight became more associated with chivalry …   Medieval glossary

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