chivalry: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (shiv'ul-rē), [key]
— pl. -ries
- the sum of the ideal qualifications of a knight, including courtesy, generosity, valor, and dexterity in arms.
- the rules and customs of medieval knighthood.
- the medieval system or institution of knighthood.
- a group of knights.
- gallant warriors or gentlemen: fair ladies and noble chivalry.
- a chivalrous act; gallant deed.
- chivalry (Thesaurus)