- 1The medieval knightly system with its religious, moral, and social code: the age of chivalryMore example sentences
- Many such characters desperately need a ‘code’ to live by, like the social code of chivalry for Don Quixote.
- During the Middle Ages, chivalry was a code of brave and courteous conduct for knights.
- They will consider different interpretations of the famous clash of August 22nd, 1485, within the broader context of medieval warfare and chivalry.
- 1.1The combination of qualities expected of an ideal knight, namely courage, honour, courtesy, justice, and a readiness to help the weak: tales of chivalry and knightly deedsMore example sentences
knight errantry, the knightly code, knighthood, courtly manners, knightliness, courtliness, nobility, magnanimity; bravery, courage, boldness, valour, heroism, daring, intrepidity; honour, integrity, high-mindedness, justice, justness, fairness, loyalty, constancy, trueness, truthfulness, virtuousness
- A court dealing with his appeal over an earlier confrontation heard that from a young age he had been regaled with stories of daring deeds, courage and chivalry in the SAS, told by his father, Tony.
- In that imaginary reality what drives people to act in one way or another is ideas of honour, chivalry, nobility and heroism.
- The article stressed the explicit Catholicity of Christian chivalry, comparing the ideals that bound knights to service with the characteristic vows of Catholic monastic life.
- 1.2Courteous behaviour, especially that of a man towards women: he still retained a sense of chivalry towards womenMore example sentences
- For herself, Marion thought his dark brown eyes were rather puppy-dog and that he had a floppy, confused look, despite all his stiff, correct behaviour and chivalry.
- Society's double standards tend to help female murderers in the courtroom; in the Deep South, where most of America's executions take place, there is almost a chivalry towards women.
- But this romanticized image with gentlemanly behavior and chivalry was largely devised by Victorian scholars in the 19th century.
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- Such concepts were derived partly from the feudal and chivalric traditions in which land was held from the Crown in exchange for the performance of military duties.
- All the new knights were appointed for their chivalric reputations.
- As a young man, in particular, he was conspicuous for his enthusiasm for tournaments and other chivalric pursuits, and his devotion to the crusading cause is especially notable.
Middle English: from Old French chevalerie, from medieval Latin caballerius, for late Latin caballarius 'horseman' (see chevalier).