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Knight Bachelor

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The dignity of Knight Bachelor is the most basic and lowest rank of a man who has been knighted by the monarch but not as a member of one of the organised orders of chivalry; it is a part of the British honours system. Knights Bachelor are the most ancient sort of British knight, but Knights Bachelor rank below knights of chivalric orders.
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  • Honorifics and post-nominal letters 

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  • Imperial Society of Knights Bachelor