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Explanation: Is this honourary rather than actual
For example as in the 'Knights of Columbanus' an organisation of the Irish in teh USA, with honorific (and fancy-sounding titles) for members?? Like the Knights of Malta, Order of St. John, etc etc.
In which case KNIGHT COMMANDER
'grado de' may be superfluous, rather than literally 'degree' as in 'licenciado', alternatively 'title'
EG He was awrded teh title of Knight Commander
Yes, Google confirms my suspicions: see
....Dr. Toyoda was awarded Knight Commander of the British Empire, UK; Order ... was
awarded the highest level (Comendador) of the Medal of Isabel ....