order of knighthood definition

  • noun:
    • An order which (about mainly) consist of users just who get and/or many possess knighthood, thus constitutes an honorific brotherhood (today frequently open to both genders, in rare cases a sisterhood) of knights (and/or, as female equivalent, dames). The hierarchical structure, function, tasks (quite often uncommon and primarily ceremonious), brands and insignia vary widely.

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