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Historical term for a knight; a member of certain orders of knighthood or of modern French orders such as the Legion of Honour. Recorded from late Middle English (denoting a horseman or mounted knight) the word comes via Old French and medieval Latin, from Latin caballus ‘horse’.

Chevalier de St George a name given to James Francis Edward Stuart (1688–1766), father of Charles Edward Stuart, and otherwise known as the Chevalier and the Old Pretender.

Young Chevalier a name given to Charles Edward Stuart (1720–88), son of James Francis Edward Stuart, and otherwise known as the Young Pretender.


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