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Definition of Chivalry

Chivalry

  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. 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.

Chivalry Quotations

If you're walking with your lady on the sidewalk, I still like to see a man walking street-side, to protect the lady from traffic. I grew up with that, and I hate to see something like that get lost. I still like to see that a man opens the door. I like those touches of chivalry that are fast disappearing.
Betty White

There's no chivalry in culture any more. Sometimes you meet someone who everyone says is polite and you're like, 'Wow,' but then it's like, 'Hang on, isn't everyone supposed to be polite?'
will.i.am

Chivalry is dead.
Sienna Miller

I heard that chivalry was dead, but I think it's just got a bad flue.
Meg Ryan

The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one.
Honore de Balzac
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Chivalry Translations

chivalry in French is chevalerie
chivalry in German is Rittertum
chivalry in Swedish is ridderlighet
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