before 1000; Middle English; Old English cnihtlīc. See knight, -ly

knightliness, noun Unabridged
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knightly (ˈnaɪtlɪ)
of, relating to, resembling, or befitting a knight

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Example sentences
Violetta was taught the same knightly skills as her three brothers, but they still make fun of her for being smaller than them.
The credit, though, was more to the actors than to the knightly author.
Self-restraint becomes more and more a knightly virtue.
In the knightly years, it must be remembered, it was important to know whether one was meeting friend or foe.
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