A knicht is a person gien mense tae bi a monarch or ither poleetical leader for service tae the monarch or kintra, especially in a militar capacity. This honorar title is kent as a knichtheid. Lang syne, in Europe, knichtheid wis translate upon mountit warriors.[1] During the Heich Middle Ages, knichtheid wis considert a cless o lesser nobility. Bi the Late Middle Ages, the rank wis associate wi the ideals o chivalry, a code o conduct for the perfect coortly Christian warrior. A knicht wis, for common, a vassal that sert as a fechter for a laird, wi pey in the form o land.[2] Knichts war troued tae the lairds, an war nacky wi battle on horseback. Syne the early modren period, the title o knicht is honourific juist, uisually bestowed bi a monarch, as in the Breetish honours seestem, aften for non-militar service tae the kintra. Dame is sib tae knicht nouadays for women in the Unitit Kinrick.

Maximilian Gothic plate airmour, 15t century

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  1. Clark, p. 1.
  2. Carnine, Douglas; et al. (2006). World History:Medieval and Early Modern Times. USA: McDougal Littell. pp. 300–301. ISBN 978-0-618-27747-6. Knights were often vassals, or lesser nobles, who fought on behalf of lords in return for land. Cite uses deprecated parameter |displayauthors= (help)

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