In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(title)título de sir masculineto receive a knighthood — recibir el título de sir
- Professor Ian Kershaw received a knighthood for his services to history.
- Unlike the hereditary peerages of old, knighthoods are not bestowed according to birth or social status.
- Tight new spending limits are set to be imposed on Britain's political parties to stop them going cap in hand to donors angling for peerages, knighthoods and other favours.
- The screen veteran is the biggest name on the Queen's birthday honours list, receiving a knighthood.
- Nowadays, major disclosures of the soon-to-be recipients of knighthoods and peerages are commonplace.
- In February 2002 he received a knighthood from the Queen for his services to local government.
- When his knighthood was announced in the birthday honours list in June, he paid tribute to the people who work for the charities he has supported.
- Sir Richard Thompson received a knighthood for his post as head of the Queen's medical household and physician to the Queen.
- And yet he remained the only major explorer of the age never to receive a knighthood.
- At the age of 69, Scotland's most famous son has finally received a knighthood.
- He has received a knighthood in recognition of his services to education.
- The two men received knighthoods at about the same time.
- Actress Dorothy Tutin was also invested as a Dame Commander and actor Michael Caine received a knighthood.
- Much loved comedy legend Eric Sykes has scooped a top honour - but missed out on his knighthood.
- Prince's Trust chief executive Tom Shebbeare received a knighthood in the Queen's personal honours list.
- Honours, such as knighthoods, peerages, and other decorations, are awarded on his recommendation.
- Honorary knighthoods for foreign citizens are occasionally presented at investitures at the Palace.
- The Welsh rugby fan said he was delighted to meet Sir Clive Woodward, who was at the palace to receive his knighthood.
- This gave rise to doubts about whether he was fit to receive a knighthood.
- In 1999 his charity work gained him a knighthood to add to his life peerage from Margaret Thatcher.
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