Knight Hospitaller

/naɪt ˈhɒspətələ/ (say nuyt 'hospuhtuhluh)

noun (plural Knights Hospitallers)

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Knight Hospitaller — Holy order of knights pledged to administer to the sick and protect holy places during the Crusades. ♦ The Knights of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem. An order of military monks, founded in 1048. Originally keepers of a hospital for the… …   Medieval glossary

  • 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 Templar — Similar to the Hospitallers, but more likely to provide protection and currency exchange for travellers to the Holy Lands. ♦ A military and religious order, founded about 1118 for the protection of the Holy Sepulchre and pilgrims to the Holy Land …   Medieval glossary

  • Knight of Obedience — is a rank in the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta. Unlike those professed chaplains and knights who take vows of chastity, poverty and obedience these Knights, and now Dames, make a promise… …   Wikipedia

  • Knight of St John — or Knight of Malta noun A hospitaller (qv under ↑hospital) • • • Main Entry: ↑knight …   Useful english dictionary

  • Knight — Knighthood redirects here. For modern British honours, see Orders, decorations, and medals of the United Kingdom. For other nations, see State decoration. For other uses, see knight (disambiguation) and knights (disambiguation). Royal and noble… …   Wikipedia

  • knight of malta — noun (plural knights of malta) Usage: usually capitalized K&M Etymology: from Malta, island in the Mediterranean, the seat of the order from 1530 1798 : hospitaler * * * Knight of St John or Knight of Malta …   Useful english dictionary

  • Knight of Malta — noun see hospitaler * * * Knight of St John or Knight of Malta noun A hospitaller (qv under ↑hospital) • • • Main Entry: ↑knight …   Useful english dictionary

  • Knight of St John of Jerusalem — /dʒəˈrusələm/ (say juh roohsuhluhm) noun (plural Knights of St John of Jerusalem) → Hospitaller …   Australian English dictionary

  • Knights Hospitaller — Knights of Malta redirects here. For the Rome based successor widely considered a sovereign subject, see Sovereign Military Order of Malta. For other uses, see Knights of Malta (disambiguation). Knights Hospitallers Sovereign Military Hospitaller …   Wikipedia

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