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Chivalry vs. Gallantry

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Chivalrynoun

Cavalry; horsemen armed for battle.

Gallantrynoun

courage

Chivalrynoun

(obsolete) The fact or condition of being a knight; knightly skill, prowess.

Gallantrynoun

chivalrous courtliness, especially towards women

Chivalrynoun

The ethical code of the knight prevalent in Medieval Europe, having such primary virtues as mercy towards the poor and oppressed, humility, honour, sacrifice, fear of God, faithfulness, courage and utmost graciousness and courtesy to ladies.

Gallantrynoun

an instance of gallant behaviour or speech

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Chivalrynoun

Courtesy, respect and honourable conduct between opponents in wartime.

Gallantrynoun

Splendor of appearance; ostentatious finery.

‘Guess the gallantry of our church by this . . . when the desk whereon the priest read was inlaid with plates of silver.’;

Chivalrynoun

Courteous behaviour, especially that of men towards women.

Gallantrynoun

Bravery; intrepidity; as, the troops behaved with great gallantry.

Chivalrynoun

A tenure of lands by knightly service.

Gallantrynoun

Civility or polite attention to ladies; in a bad sense, attention or courtesy designed to win criminal favors from a female; freedom of principle or practice with respect to female virtue; intrigue.

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Chivalrynoun

A body or order of cavaliers or knights serving on horseback; illustrious warriors, collectively; cavalry.

‘By his lightDid all the chivalry of England move,To do brave acts.’;

Gallantrynoun

Gallant persons, collectively.

‘Helenus, Antenor, and all the gallantry of Troy.’;

Chivalrynoun

The dignity or system of knighthood; the spirit, usages, or manners of knighthood; the practice of knight-errantry.

Gallantrynoun

the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle);

‘he showed great heroism in battle’; ‘he received a medal for valor’;

Chivalrynoun

The qualifications or character of knights, as valor, dexterity in arms, courtesy, etc.

‘The glory of our Troy this day doth lieOn his fair worth and single chivalry.’;

Gallantrynoun

courtesy towards women

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Chivalrynoun

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.

Gallantrynoun

polite attentiveness to women

Chivalrynoun

Exploit.

Chivalrynoun

courtesy towards women

Chivalrynoun

the medieval principles of knighthood

Chivalry

Chivalry, or the chivalric code, is an informal and varying code of conduct developed between 1170 and 1220. It was associated with the medieval Christian institution of knighthood; knights' and gentlemen's behaviours were governed by chivalrous social codes.

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