noun, plural chiv·al·ries for 6.
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Origin of chivalry
OTHER WORDS FROM chivalryun·chiv·al·ry, noun
Words nearby chivalry
Example sentences from the Web for chivalry
I have never met her, and I am inclined to laud her chivalry.Pulp Nonfiction: India’s Shameful Failure to Defend Historian of Hinduism|Tunku Varadarajan|February 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“There's also the argument that traditional acts of chivalry are frowned upon as ‘suspicious,’” she writes.
Turns out chivalry may not be dead—we just might be looking for it in the wrong places, or rather, from the wrong people.
It may just reassure our faith that chivalry isn't completely over after all.
This is traditional for Royal Spouses who are not themselves entitled to surround their Arms with an order of chivalry.
For in these times of chivalry the best perish first, and in order to live long one must be a monk.Honey-Bee|Anatole France
It was a contest for extirpation, and ere it ended the flower of the English and the chivalry of the Indians were laid low.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
From feelings of chivalry or other reasons it is not in the nature of the male to inform on the female.Report of the Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents|Oswald Chettle Mazengarb et al.
The spirit of feudalism and of the old chivalry had all but departed, but had left a vacuum which was not yet supplied.The English Church in the Eighteenth Century|Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
My idea was to attract the chivalry and nobility, and make them useful and keep them out of mischief.A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
British Dictionary definitions for chivalry
noun plural -ries
Derived forms of chivalrychivalric, adjective
Word Origin for chivalry
Cultural definitions for chivalry
The methods of training and standards of behavior for knights in the Middle Ages. The code of chivalry emphasized bravery, military skill, generosity in victory, piety, and courtesy to women. (Compare courtly love.)