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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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Examples for knightly
  • Violetta was taught the same knightly skills as her three brothers, but they still make fun of her for being smaller than them.
  • 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.
  • Bullfights, knightly tournaments, and festivals were also staged here.
  • The credit, though, was more to the actors than to the knightly author.
British Dictionary definitions for knightly

knightly

/ˈnaɪtlɪ/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, resembling, or befitting a knight
Derived Forms
knightliness, noun
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