- the rank or status of a knight
- the profession or vocation of a knight
- knightly conduct
- knights collectively
- The rank, dignity, or vocation of a knight.
- Behavior or qualities befitting a knight; chivalry.
- Knights considered as a group.
From Middle English knighthod, from Old English cnihthād
- The order of the Legion of Honor is treated under KNIGHTHOOD AND CHIVALRY.
- 1 In several of the writs for distraint of knighthood from Henry III.
- It is familiar in the titles, showing the colour of their wands of office, of the gentlemen ushers of the three principal British orders of knighthood, the ushers of the Garter and St Patrick being "Ushers of the Black Rod," and of the Thistle "Green Rod."
- For the modern order of the Golden Fleece, see Knighthood And Chivalry, section Orders of Knighthood.
- Niall Og O'Neill, one of the four kings of Ireland, accepted knighthood from Richard II.