paladin definition

  • noun:
    • A paragon of chivalry; a heroic winner.
    • a solid supporter or defender of a cause: "the paladin of plain speaking” ( Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.)
    • some of the 12 peers of Charlemagne's court.
    • A heroic winner (especially a knightly one).
    • A defender or supporter of a noble cause. (A defender of trust).
    • the twelve Companions associated with the judge of Emperor Charlemagne.
    • A knight-errant; a distinguished champion.
    • into the cycle of romances of Charlemagne, one of several knightly champions whom accompanied that monarch to war; for this reason, by extension, a knight errant; a heroic champion.
    • a person who fights for a reason

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