Ranks and Insignia

There are two categories for all admissions to the Order in the rank of Knight or above, these being "Category of Grace" and "Category of Justice".
The category of Justice is restricted to postulants who have proved hereditary nobility from each of his four grandparents or, when paternal line alone is used, from his paternal great-grandfather. Those members who are unable to furnish proof of hereditary nobility will be admitted in the category of Grace. According to ancient traditions ecclesiastical Members holding the rank of a Cardinal within the Holy Roman Catholic Church may also be admitted in the category of Justice.
Members admitted in the category of Justice are entitled to wear the Order’s Cross of Justice. The membership in both categories is divided into Affiliates and Members.




Member
wearing the Badge pendant from a chest ribbon - ladies from a ribbon bow
Holders are entitled to use the postnominal letters MLJ

Officer
wearing the Badge pendant from a chest ribbon - ladies from a ribbon bow - with a green rosette
The holder is entitled to use the postnominal letters OLJ

Assistant Chaplain
wears the same Badge as the Officer Companion
Holders are entitled to use the postnominal letters AChLJ

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Commander
wearing the Badge pendant from a necklace - ladies from a ribbon bow - and the silver Breast Star
The holder is entitled to use the postnominal letters CLJ

Chaplain
wears the same Badge as the Commander
The holder is entitled to use the postnominal letters ChLJ

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Knight
wearing the Badge with Military Trophy pendant from a necklace and the golden Breast Star
Holders are entitled to prefix her name with "Chevalier" and use the postnominal letters KLJ

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Dame
wearing the Badge with wreath of laurel and oak springs from a ribbon bow and the golden Breast Star
Holders are entitled to prefix her name with "Dame" and use the postnominal letters DLJ

Senior Chaplain
wears the Badge with wreath of laurel and oak springs from a necklace and the golden Breast Star
Holders are entitled to use the postnominal letters SChLJ
As a mark of gratitude merited Senior Chaplains may be honored with the rank of a Knight Commander

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Knight Commander
wearing the Badge with Military Trophy pendant from a Sash (Grand Cordon) and the golden Breast Star
Holders are entitled to prefix her name with "Chevalier" and use the postnominal letters KCLJ
The rank of Knight/Dame Commander is strictly reserved for Heads of Jurisdiction and merited Members of the Order

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Dame Commander
wearing the Badge with wreath of laurel and oak springs from a Sash (Grand Cordon) and the golden Breast Star
Holders are entitled to prefix her name with "Dame" and use the postnominal letters DCLJ
The rank of Dame Commander is strictly reserved for Heads of Jurisdiction and merited Members of the Order

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Knight Grand Cross
wearing the Badge with Military Trophy pendant from a Sash (Grand Cordon) and the golden Breast Star
Holders are entitled to prefix her name with "His Excellency the Chevalier" and use the postnominal letters GCLJ
The rank of Knight Grand Cross is strictly reserved for Heads of State, Prime and State Ministers, Governors, Generals etc. and merited Heads of Juristictions.

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Dame Grand Cross
wearing the Badge with wreath of laurel and oak springs from a Sash (Grand Cordon) and the golden Breast Star
Holders are entitled to prefix her name with "Her Excellency Dame" and use the postnominal letters DGCLJ
The rank of Dame Grand Cross is strictly reserved for Heads of State, Prime and State Ministers, Governors, Generals etc. and merited Heads of Juristictions.

Ecclesiastical Grand Cross Chaplain/Chaplain Prelate
wearing the Badge with wreath of laurel and oak springs from a Sash (Grand Cordon) and the golden Breast Star
Holders are entitled to use the postnominal letters EGCLJ
The rank of Ecclesiastical Grand Cross is reserved to Cardinals, (Arch)Bishops and Abbots.

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Cross of Justice
Members from the rank of Knight/Dame and above admitted in the categorie of Justice may wear the Cross of Justice

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Grand Collar

Chain of Office

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The Grand Collar may be given to Heads of State, Prime Ministers and merited senior Members of the order, holding the Grand Cross. Holders are entitled to use the postnominal letters GClrLJ

The Chain of Office is a badge of office, worn by Grand Secretaries, Heads of Jurisdiction and Chancellors

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