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Meaning of chivalrous

chiv•al•rous

Pronunciation: (shiv'ul-rus), [key]
— adj.
  1. having the qualities of chivalry, as courage, courtesy, and loyalty.
  2. considerate and courteous to women; gallant.
  3. gracious and honorable toward an enemy, esp. a defeated one, and toward the weak or poor.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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