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chivalric

[shi-val-rik, shiv-uh l-rik] /ʃɪˈvæl rɪk, ˈʃɪv əl rɪk/
adjective
1.
pertaining to chivalry; chivalrous.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; chivalr(y) + -ic
Related forms
nonchivalric, adjective
unchivalric, adjective
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Examples from the web for chivalric
  • The origins of the gorget can be traced to the chivalric armor.
  • The heart that beat so ambitiously on the giddy mount was a chivalric heart enough, after all.
  • But he had a heart of steel, and unbounded confidence in himself and in those chivalric souls he had about him.
  • Slight and graceful still, he affected the chivalric and courtly in gesture.
Word Origin and History for chivalric
adj.

1797, from chivalry + -ic. Pronounced by poets with accent on the middle syllable, and because they are the only ones who need it, that pronunciation might as well be accepted.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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