Order of the Garter


Order of the Garter
Order of the Gar|ter, the
a group of 24 British men who have been given a special title of honour for their achievements. Members of the Order of the Garter have the title 'Sir', and, together with the Order of the Thistle, it is the highest level of ↑knighthood.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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