From the French word chevalier, chivalry is the system of knighthood, together with the privileges, duties, and manner of knights. Also, the qualifications or character of knights, such as valor, dexterity in arms, courtesy, etc.
Chevalerie in French.
Related term(s): Chevalier; Knighthood; Knight; Knightliness; Spur; Chevalerie
Category: Knighthood and Chivalry
Last modified: 07.04.06
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 104.