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chivalry (orig. applied to the mounted and fully armed men-at-arms of the Middle Ages)
1. men-at-arms 2H4 II. iii. 20 “all the chivalry of England,” H5 I. ii. 157.
2. knightly condition, knighthood 1H4 V. i. 94 “a truant . . . to chivalry,” Troil. I. ii. 246 “the prince of ”
3. bravery or prowess in war R2 I. i. 203 “the victor's chivalry,” II. i. 54 “Christian service and true chivalry,” 3H6 II. i. 71, Lucr. 109.
4. rank or order of knighthood Per. II. ii. 29 “his device, a wreath of chivalry.”
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  • Cross-references in text-specific dictionaries from this page (6):
    • William Shakespeare, Pericles, Prince of Tyre, 2.2
    • William Shakespeare, The First Part of Henry IV, 5.1
    • William Shakespeare, Henry V, 1.2
    • William Shakespeare, Richard II, 1.1
    • William Shakespeare, Richard II, 2.1
    • William Shakespeare, The Rape of Lucrece
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