knightship

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From knight +‎ -ship.

Noun[edit]

knightship ‎(plural knightships)

  1. The honor bestowed that makes someone a knight.
    • (Can we date this quote?), Anthony Trollope, Can You Forgive Her?[1]:
      No selection from the alphabet, no doctorship, no fellowship, be it of ever so learned or royal a society, no knightship,--not though it be of the Garter,--confers so fair an honour.
  2. Honorific formal address to a knighted person. Usually used with the relevant possessive pronoun.
    • 1899, S. R. Crockett, The Black Douglas[2]:
      Fare your knightship well."

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