Definition of chivalry noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈʃɪvəlri//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃɪvəlri//
    [uncountable] Moral, Kind
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  1. 1polite and kind behaviour that shows a sense of honour, especially by men towards women See related entries: Moral, Kind
  2. 2(in the Middle Ages) the religious and moral system of behaviour which the perfect knight was expected to follow the age of chivalry
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French chevalerie, from medieval Latin caballerius, for late Latin caballarius ‘horseman’, from Latin caballus ‘horse’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: chivalry

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