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1. the sum of the ideal qualifications of a knight, including courtesy, generosity, courage, honour, justice valour, dexterity in arms and a readiness to help the weak.

3. courteous behaviour, especially towards women.

4. the rules and customs of mediaeval knighthood.

5. the mediaeval system or institution of knighthood.

6. a group of knights.

7. gallant warriors or gentlemen.

Etymology: Middle English chivalrie < Anglo-French, Old French chevalerie, equivalent to chevalier - chevalier.

[Sir Frank Dicksee]

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