Literally, a wandering knight. A knight who traveled in search of adventures, for the purpose of exhibiting military skill, prowess, and generosity.
Related term(s): Knight; Knighthood; Chivalry; Knight-errantry; Knight-erratic; Knight-bachelor
Category: Knighthood and Chivalry
Last modified: 07.04.06
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 264.
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