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n.1.A lively dance (called also galliard), the steps of which were regulated by the number five.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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He treats the cinque-pace galliard as if it comprised five (pacing?) steps and a close, rather than four kicks and a jump, whilst asserting that this dance was simple to perform, whereas it was invariably a test of virtuosity.