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knight-errantry

[nahyt-er-uh n-tree]
noun, plural knight-er·rant·ries.
  1. the behavior, vocation, or character of a knight-errant.
  2. quixotic conduct or action.
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Origin of knight-errantry

First recorded in 1645–55; knight-errant + -ry
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Historical Examples of knight-errantry

  • "I don't think I should make a habit of knight-errantry, if I were you," said Roger.

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine

  • Too late, Mr. Cheveril, in spite of your sudden display of knight-errantry!

  • I have incurred the contempt of mankind by my knight-errantry.

  • But have patience till I tell you the story of my knight-errantry.

  • By this knight-errantry the advantages which ought to have been pursued were frequently lost.

    The Lusiad

    Lus de Cames