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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: chevalerie, from chevalier; CHEVALIER

chivalry

noun
     
Related topics: History
chiv‧al‧ry [uncountable]
1 behaviour that is honourable, kind, generous, and brave, especially men's behaviour towards women
2SH a system of religious beliefs and honourable behaviour that knights in the Middle Ages were expected to follow

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