Grand Cross is the highest grade in many orders of knighthood. Sometimes the holders of the highest grade are referred to "commanders grand cross", "knights grand cross" or just "grand crosses"; in other cases the actual insignia itself is called "the grand cross".
Alternatively, in some other orders, the highest grade may be called the "grand cordon", "grand collar" etc. In those cases the rank of grand cross may come after another rank (e.g. the Portuguese Order of Saint James of the Sword).
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... The orders in which the highest rank (or second after "Collar") is named "Grand Cordons" include the following orders Belgium Grand Cordons of the Order of Leopold (highest) Egypt Grand Cordons of the Order of the Nile (highest) Japan Grand Cordons of the Order of the Chrysanthemum (2nd after Collar) Japan Grand Cordons of the Order of the Rising Sun (highest) Jordan Grand Cordons of the Order of the Star of Jordan (highest) Persia Grand Cordons of the Order of the Lion and the Sun Tunisia Grand Cordons of the Nichan Iftikhar (highest) or was the highest Poland Grand Cordons of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland (highest 1974 to 1991, now Grand Cross) This list is incomplete you can help by expanding it. ...
... Order of Medjidie (3rd class) the Danish Order of Dannebrog (Grand Cross) the Japanese Grand Cross Sacred Treasure and Grand Cross Rising Sun the Grand Cross of the Crown of Italy and the ... Oakley in 1903, who was named Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire in 1918 ...
... Other distinctions held Grand Cross of the Royal Military Order of Avis (Portugal) Grand Cross of the Order of Naval Merit (Portugal) Grand Cross of ...
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