Chivalrously



[shiv-uh l-ruh s] /ˈʃɪv əl rəs/

adjective
1.
having the qualities of , as courage, courtesy, and loyalty.
2.
considerate and courteous to women; gallant.
3.
gracious and honorable toward an enemy, especially a defeated one, and toward the weak or poor.
/ˈʃɪvəlrəs/
adjective
1.
gallant; courteous
2.
involving chivalry
adj.

mid-14c., from Old French chevaleros “knightly, noble, chivalrous,” from chevalier (see chevalier; also cf. chivalry). According to OED, obsolete in English and French from mid-16c. Not revived in French, but brought back in English late 18c. by romantic writers fond of medieval settings.

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