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Chivalry

Chiv´al`ry
n.1.A body or order of cavaliers or knights serving on horseback; illustrious warriors, collectively; cavalry.
2.The dignity or system of knighthood; the spirit, usages, or manners of knighthood; the practice of knight-errantry.
3.The qualifications or character of knights, as valor, dexterity in arms, courtesy, etc.
4.(Eng. Law) A tenure of lands by knight's service; that is, by the condition of a knight's performing service on horseback, or of performing some noble or military service to his lord.
5.Exploit.
Court of chivalry
a court formerly held before the lord high constable and earl marshal of England as judges, having cognizance of contracts and other matters relating to deeds of arms and war.
- Blackstone.
Noun1.chivalry - courtesy towards women
Synonyms: politesse, gallantry
2.chivalry - the medieval principles of knighthood

CHIVALRY, ancient Eng. law. This word is derived from the French chevelier, a horseman. It is. the name of a tenure of land by knight's service. Chivalry was of two kinds: the first; which was regal, or held only of the king; or common, which was held of a common person. Co. Litt. h.t.

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