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chiv·al·ry

 (shĭv′əl-rē)
n. pl. chiv·al·ries
1. The medieval system, principles, and customs of knighthood.
2.
a. The qualities idealized by knighthood, such as bravery, courtesy, honor, and gallantry toward women.
b. A manifestation of any of these qualities.
3. A group of knights or gallant gentlemen.

[Middle English chivalrie, from Old French chevalerie, from chevalier, knight; see chevalier.]

chivalry

(ˈʃɪvəlrɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. (Historical Terms) the combination of qualities expected of an ideal knight, esp courage, honour, justice, and a readiness to help the weak
2. courteous behaviour, esp towards women
3. (Historical Terms) the medieval system and principles of knighthood
4. (Historical Terms) knights, noblemen, etc, collectively
[C13: from Old French chevalerie, from chevalier]

chiv•al•ry

(ˈʃɪv əl ri)

n., pl. -ries for 6.
1. the combination of qualities expected of a knight, including courage, generosity, and courtesy.
2. the institution or customs of medieval knighthood.
3. a group of knights or gallant gentlemen.
4. Archaic. a chivalrous act; gallant deed.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French chevalerie <chevalier chevalier]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chivalry - courtesy towards womenchivalry - courtesy towards women    
good manners, courtesy - a courteous manner
2.chivalry - the medieval principles governing knighthood and knightly conduct
principle - a rule or standard especially of good behavior; "a man of principle"; "he will not violate his principles"

chivalry

noun
1. courtesy, politeness, gallantry, courtliness, gentlemanliness He always treated women with old-fashioned chivalry.
2. knight-errantry, knighthood, gallantry, courtliness Our story is set in England, in the age of chivalry.

chivalry

noun
Respectful attention, especially toward women:
Translations
شَهامَه، نَخْوَهنِظامُ الفُروسِيَّه
galantnostrytířskostrytířstvídvornost
ridderlighedridderskab
kurteisiriddaramennska
riterio kodeksasriteriškasriteriškumas
bruņniecībabruņnieciskums
rycerskość
rytierskosť
kibarlıknezaketşövalyelik

chivalry

[ˈʃɪvəlrɪ] N (= courteousness) → caballerosidad f; (in medieval times) → caballería f

chivalry

[ˈʃɪvəlri] n
(in the Middle Ages)chevalerie f
the age of chivalry → l'âge de la chevalerie
(= politeness to women) → galanterie f
(= good behaviour) [soldier] → chevalerie f

chivalry

nRitterlichkeit f; (medieval concept) → Rittertum nt; chivalry is not deades gibt noch Kavaliere

chivalry

[ˈʃɪvlrɪ] ncavalleria

chivalry

(ˈʃivəlri) noun
1. kindness and courteousness especially towards women or the weak.
2. the principles of behaviour of medieval knights.
ˈchivalrous adjective
(negative unchivalrous).
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