WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
chiv•al•ry /ˈʃɪvəlri/USA pronunciation
- the qualities expected of a knight, including courage, generosity, and courtesy.
- the institution of knighthood in the Middle Ages.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
chivalry /ˈʃɪvəlrɪ/ n ( pl -ries)
Etymology: 13th Century: from Old French chevalerie, from chevalierˈchivalric adj
- the combination of qualities expected of an ideal knight, esp courage, honour, justice, and a readiness to help the weak
- courteous behaviour, esp towards women
- the medieval system and principles of knighthood
- knights, noblemen, etc, collectively
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