A Latin phrase referring to household knights. Literally this phrase means soldiers of the court. These knights would often act as the personal bodyguard of a ruler and thus needed to be highly trusted. Such men could also be referred to by the Latin term fidelis.
Related term(s): Fidelis; Knight; Court; Monarch
Category: Military - General
Source information: Contamine, Phillippe. War in the Middle Ages. trans. Michael Jones. Oxford: Basil Blackwell Ltd, 1984. 37.