from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The character or quality of being knightly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The character or bearing suitable for a knight; chivalry.

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  • noun knightly behaviour; chivalry

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the medieval principles governing knighthood and knightly conduct


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  • I recognise in him a magnanimity, a certain knightliness which is very rare.

    Gossamer 1915 George A. Birmingham 1907

  • It was a kind of "knightliness," if there is such a word, and when I thought about it I realized it was the very same look you had worn when you burst through the hedge after Chuck Woodcock, and again when you came back and threw that rose on my desk.

    The Search Grace Livingston Hill 1906

  • But many others, so lost to honour and knightliness were they, performed not their promises, and continued to fight each with the other.

    King Arthur's Knights The Tales Re-told for Boys & Girls Henry Gilbert

  • Thy knightliness also I hear praised, and am told that nowhere is a better king.

    The Fall of the Niebelungs Margaret [Translator] Armour

  • Sixteen years after her marriage her royal husband died, a worn - out, bloated wreck of one who had been as a youth a model of knightliness and manhood.

    Famous Affinities of History — Complete Lyndon Orr

  • When York was given "his receipt for the prisoners," an incident happened that shows the true knightliness of character of this untrained mountaineer.

    Sergeant York And His People

  • All my duty to Heaven, mine honour, my good faith, my knightliness, I must forego.

    The Fall of the Niebelungs Margaret [Translator] Armour

  • He has the stuff in him by nature, for none can deny Clan Diarmaid courage and knightliness; but for four generations court, closet, and college have been taking the heart out of our chiefs.

    John Splendid The Tale of a Poor Gentleman, and the Little Wars of Lorn Neil Munro

  • Of thy knightliness, atone to me for the wrong thou hast done me, and I will avenge it no further.

    The Fall of the Niebelungs Margaret [Translator] Armour

  • "The Settlers of Karossa Creek" will stir the blood of every lad and stimulate the impulses to patience, endurance, brave daring, and true knightliness.

    Adventures in Many Lands Various


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