Definition of Paladin

1. Noun. Someone who fights for a cause.

Exact synonyms: Champion, Fighter, Hero
Generic synonyms: Defender, Guardian, Protector, Shielder
Derivative terms: Champion, Fight, Heroical



Definition of Paladin

1. n. A knight-errant; a distinguished champion; as, the paladins of Charlemagne.

Definition of Paladin

1. Noun. A heroic champion (especially a knightly one). ¹

2. Noun. A defender or advocate of a noble cause. (A defender of faith). ¹

3. Noun. Any of the twelve Companions of the court of Emperor Charlemagne. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Paladin

1. a knightly champion [n -S]

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Literary usage of Paladin

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1. The Bookman (1910)
"paladin. A knight errant; a heroic champion. The story relates the career of Esther Yorke, an impulsive, warm-hearted woman, from the time when she finds ..."

2. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1882)
"L.) f. paladin, a knight of the round table. — \\s\. paladino, a warrior; orig. a knight of the palace or royal household. ..."

3. History of Friedrich II, of Prussia: Called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle (1900)
"... LEAVING THE GENERAL EUROPEAN ONE ABLAZE ALL ROUND, GETS ENDED MAT 1741—JULY 1742 CHAPTER I BRITANNIC MAJESTY AS paladin OF THE PRAGMATIC PART FIRST of ..."

4. Who's who in America by Marquis Who's Who, Inc (1901)
"... the paladin of France; Salammbô, the Maid of Carthage (in Tales of Heroic Ages series). Translated from French Anatole Leroy Beaulieu's The Empire of ..."

5. The History of England, from the Accession of Henry VII. to the Death of by Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher (1906)
"THE paladin OF THE CHURCH. CHAP. SELDOM had a new reign opened more prosperously. Every VII- one admired the king. He was a thorough Englishman, ..."

6. A Glossary of Tudor and Stuart Words: Especially from the Dramatists by Walter William Skeat, Anthony Lawson Mayhew (1914)
"... an illustrious knight or paladin. Spenser, FQ iii. 10. 31; orig. only used in the p1. ... paladin ..."

7. Miscellanies (second Series) by Austin Dobson (1901)
"A paladin OF PHILANTHROPY. TN February, 1785, when the books of the *• " late learned Samuel Johnson, Esq.; LL.D. Deceased," were being sold by Mr. Christie ..."

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