chivalry

 /ˈʃɪvəlrɪ/


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
chiv•al•ry /ˈʃɪvəlri/USA pronunciation n. [uncountable]
  1. World Historythe qualities expected of a knight, including courage, generosity, and courtesy.
  2. World Historythe institution of knighthood in the Middle Ages.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

chivalry /ˈʃɪvəlrɪ/ n ( pl -ries)
  1. the combination of qualities expected of an ideal knight, esp courage, honour, justice, and a readiness to help the weak
  2. courteous behaviour, esp towards women
  3. the medieval system and principles of knighthood
  4. knights, noblemen, etc, collectively
Etymology: 13th Century: from Old French chevalerie, from chevalier

ˈchivalric adj



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