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


order of chivalry

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(in Britain) any of several special honours given to people as a reward for doing something good or serving the country. They include the Order of Merit, the Order of the Bath, the Order of the British Empire, the Order of the Garter, the Order of the Thistle, the Distinguished Service Order, the Royal Victorian Order and the Order of the Companions of Honour.