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knightly

[nahyt-lee] /ˈnaɪt li/
adjective
1.
characteristic of a knight; noble, courageous, and generous:
knightly deeds.
2.
being or resembling a knight.
3.
of or belonging to a knight:
knightly duties.
4.
composed of knights.
adverb
5.
in a manner befitting a knight.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English cnihtlīc. See knight, -ly
Related forms
knightliness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for knightliness

knightly

/ˈnaɪtlɪ/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, resembling, or befitting a knight
Derived Forms
knightliness, noun
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Word Origin and History for knightliness

knightly

adj.

Old English cnihtlic; see knight (n.) + -ly (1).

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