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knightly

[ nahyt-lee ]
/ ˈnaɪt li /
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adjective
characteristic of a knight; noble, courageous, and generous: knightly deeds.
being or resembling a knight.
of or belonging to a knight: knightly duties.
composed of knights.
adverb
in a manner befitting a knight.
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Origin of knightly

before 1000; Middle English; Old English cnihtlīc.See knight, -ly

OTHER WORDS FROM knightly

knight·li·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for knightly

knightly
/ (ˈnaɪtlɪ) /

adjective
of, relating to, resembling, or befitting a knight

Derived forms of knightly

knightliness, noun
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