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gallantry

[ gal-uhn-tree ]
/ ˈgæl ən tri /
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noun, plural gal·lant·ries.
dashing courage; heroic bravery; noble-minded behavior.
gallant or courtly attention to women.
a gallant act, action, or speech.
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Origin of gallantry

1600–10; <Middle French galanterie, equivalent to Old French galant (see gallant) + -erie-ry
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British Dictionary definitions for gallantry

gallantry
/ (ˈɡæləntrɪ) /

noun plural -ries
conspicuous courage, esp in warthe gallantry of the troops
polite attentiveness to women
a gallant action, speech, etc
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