Tag: KN

  • Known

    A conventional term in a certificate of acknowledgment, indicating the officer’s knowledge of the identity of the person acknowledging (mind-bending). …

  • Known Equivalent

    A patent law term; a known device used as a substitute which effects the same result. …

  • Knight Templars

    See Templars. …

  • Knocked Down

    Struck down; knocked off one’s feet by a violent blow. An expression used in auction sales, meaning sold. In the language of the auction room, and in common parlance, property is said to be struck off or knocked down when the auctioneer, by the fall of […]

  • Know

    To be aware or informed of something. To have reason to believe. Shaw v Merchants’ Nat. Bank (US). …

  • Knights Of The Garter

    The highest order of knighthood, ranking next after the nobility. The order was first instituted by Edward the Third in 1344, and was also called the order of St. George.

  • Knights Of The Shire

    In English law. Members.of parliament representing counties or shires, in contradistinction to citizens or burgesses, who represent boroughs or corporations. So called because, as the terms of the writ for election still require, it was formerly necessary that he should be a knight. 2 Steph. […]

  • Knights Of St. George

    Same as knights of the garter. …

  • Knights Bachelors

    The most ancient, though the lowest, order of knighthood.

  • Knights Banneret

    Knights of the order which after certain other dignities ranked below the knights of the order of St. George, or of the garter.

  • Knights Of The Bath

    An order of knighthood which ranked next after the knights bannerets; so called from the ceremony of bathing the knights before their creation.

  • Knights Of The Chamber

    Maxims are established principles that jurists use as interpretive tools, invoked more frequently in international law

  • Knight’s Fee

    An estate sufficiently large to maintain a knight.

  • Knight-service

    A species of tenure under the feudal system under which each knight or soldier held a knight’s fee and was bound to attend the king in his wars forty days in each year. This service in time degenerated into pecuniary commutations or aids until the military part of the feudal system was […]

  • Knave

    A swindler; a cheat; a servant a rogue; one who has been guilty of dishonest acts.