chivalry

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Spanish writer best remembered for `Don Quixote' which satirizes chivalry and influenced the development of the novel form (1547-1616) Cervantes , Cervantes Saavedra , Miguel de Cervantes , Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
originally a person of noble birth trained to arms and chivalry; today in Great Britain a person honored by the sovereign for personal merit knight
(Middle Ages) the code of conduct observed by a knight errant who is wandering in search of deeds of chivalry knight errantry
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