Grand cross

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The highest rank of knighthood in the Order of the Bath.
A knight grand cross.

See also: Grand, Grand

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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(Count of the Holy Roman Empire, Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Brazen Crown, Perpetual Arch-Master of the Rosicrucian Masons of Mesopotamia; Attached (in Honorary Capacities) to Societies Musical, Societies Medical, Societies Philosophical, and Societies General Benevolent, throughout Europe; etc.
A thanksgiving service was arranged, Kutuzov was awarded the Grand Cross of Maria Theresa, and the whole army received rewards.
It was that of a man, from five to eight and thirty, in the uniform of a general officer, wearing the double epaulet of heavy bullion, that indicates superior rank, the ribbon of the Legion of Honor around his neck, which showed he was a commander, and on the right breast, the star of a grand officer of the order of the Saviour, and on the left that of the grand cross of Charles III., which proved that the person represented by the picture had served in the wars of Greece and Spain, or, what was just the same thing as regarded decorations, had fulfilled some diplomatic mission in the two countries.
When he returned to India there was a blaze of glory, for the Viceroy himself made a special visit to confer upon the Maharajah the Grand Cross of the Star of India--all diamonds and ribbons and enamel; and at the same ceremony, while the cannon boomed, Purun Dass was made a Knight Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire; so that his name stood Sir Purun Dass, K.C.I.E.
Former Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Pedro Villa received the coveted Dakilang Kamananong (Grand Cross) award, one of the highest decorations given to a former or incumbent Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Chief of Mission, Cabinet member, or other high official who heads a Philippine delegation to an important international conference on a ministerial level, and, as a result thereof, has made substantive contributions to public interest and public welfare.
The unique Grand Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded only once, in July 1940, to Generalfeld-marschal Hermann Goring.
class="x_MsoNormalAmbassador of Sri Lanka to the Philippines, Aruni Ranaraja was conferred the Order of Sikatuna, with the rank of Grand Cross (Datu), gold distinction by President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Roa Duterte on 18 June 2019 during a farewell call paid by the Ambassador at the Malacaaan Palace in Manila, the Foreign Ministry said today.
30 YEARS AGO (1989) US President Ronald Reagan was made a Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath.
The Queen has made Kate a Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order on the day she celebrates her eighth wedding anniversary.
The Queen made Kate a Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order on the day she celebrated her eighth wedding anniversary.
Summary: Washington D.C [U.S.A], Apr 30 (ANI): Kate Middleton has been named as the Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order, the highest possible rank.
A Knight's Cross, to be distinguished from the Iron Cross First Class and the supreme accolade of the Grand Cross. Note, however, the peculiarities of this little beauty.