What is a Commander-in-Chief?

Introduction A commander-in-chief or supreme commander is the person who exercises supreme command and control over armed forces or a military branch. As a technical term, it refers to military competencies that reside in a country’s executive leadership, a head of state or a head of government. Definition The formal role and title of a… Read More

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What is a Victory Title?

Introduction A victory title is an honorific title adopted by a successful military commander to commemorate his defeat of an enemy nation. The practice was first used by Ancient Rome and is still most commonly associated with the Romans, but it was also adopted as a practice by many later empires, especially the French, British… Read More

What is a Knight?

Introduction A knight is a person granted an honorary title of knighthood by a head of state (including the pope) or representative for service to the monarch, the church or the country, especially in a military capacity. The background of knighthood can be traced back to the Greek hippeis (ἱππεῖς) and Roman eques of classical… Read More