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A knight not belonging to any particular order.
- ‘In 1843 there were 451 knights bachelor and 787 members of the orders, but these numbers swelled rapidly, and by 1915 there were over 4,000 members of orders.’
- ‘However, most knights were not members of an order at all, but knights bachelor.’
- ‘The majority of musical knights will fall into the category of knights bachelor because it is the usual one for those knighted in recognition of distinguished activities outside the public service.’
- ‘A few Italians are hereditary knights bachelor, forming a kind of Italian baronetage.’
- ‘In the recent birthday honours only one of the 25 new knights bachelor was from health care, and he was a chairman of a regional office of the NHS Executive.’
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