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1. Having the qualities of gallantry and honor attributed to an ideal knight.
2. Of or relating to chivalry.
3. Characterized by consideration and courtesy, especially toward women.

chiv′al·rous·ly adv.
chiv′al·rous·ness n.
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Respectful attention, especially toward women:
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These are: social behaviors, philanthropy, work ethic, personal and mutual coordination, protection of the organization resources, chivalrousness and courtesy.
When alone with Richard, she is not as modest and shy as one might expect; in fact, she is quite direct, even aggressive, in testing his chivalrousness and in her demands for his affection.
Burke's usage of the word as "The knightly system of feudal times with its attendant religious, moral, and social code, usages, and practices," according to the OED, originated in the late eighteenth century, and the more specific, value-laden usage, "The brave, honourable, and courteous character attributed to the ideal knight; disinterested bravery, honour, and courtesy; chivalrousness," originated with Burke himself.