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 (shĭ-văl′rĭk, shĭv′əl-)
Of or relating to chivalry.


(ˈʃɪvəlrɪk) or


1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) relating to or connected with chivalry; chivalrous
2. (Historical Terms) relating to or connected with chivalry; chivalrous


(ʃɪˈvæl rɪk, ˈʃɪv əl-)

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Adj.1.chivalric - characteristic of the time of chivalry and knighthood in the Middle Ageschivalric - characteristic of the time of chivalry and knighthood in the Middle Ages; "chivalric rites"; "the knightly years"
past - earlier than the present time; no longer current; "time past"; "his youth is past"; "this past Thursday"; "the past year"


Respectfully attentive, especially to women:


ɪˈvælrɪk] adj (literary) [code, romances, tradition] → chevaleresque


References in classic literature ?
For even the high lifted and chivalric Crusaders of old times were not content to traverse two thousand miles of land to fight for their holy sepulchre, without committing burglaries, picking pockets, and gaining other pious perquisites by the way.
The Chivalric and heroic spirit which once belonged to the Rider seems now to reside in, or perchance to have subsided into, the Walker--not the Knight, but Walker, Errant.
Bonacieux, the respectable martyr of the political and amorous intrigues which entangled themselves so nicely together at this gallant and chivalric period.
de Morcerf, who has given proof to-day of rare chivalric generosity.
Mistrust Porthos, especially, who, to please the count whom he regards as God on earth, will assist him in contriving Mazarin's escape, if Mazarin has the wit to weep or play the chivalric.
War calls upon a young king full of chivalric spirit.
No blade in Christendom wields such enchantment as this--no blade of all that rust in the ancestral halls of Europe is able to invoke such visions of romance in the brain of him who looks upon it--none that can prate of such chivalric deeds or tell such brave tales of the warrior days of old.
Excuse me, Nastasia Philipovna," interrupted the general, with chivalric generosity.
It was only too evident that these creatures possessed no gentle or chivalric sentiments to which she could appeal, and that she might escape from the labyrinthine mazes of their underground burrows appeared impossible.
Light and air contend with chivalric emulation for the love of the fair flower that bestowed her chief favors on the latter; full of longing she turned towards the light, and as soon as it vanished, rolled her tender leaves together and slept in the embraces of the air.
But it is a great mistake to suppose that such houses stand high in chivalric tradition.
An outsider by temperament as well as geography, he is clearly much happier in the chivalric role of redeemer.