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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 chiv·al·ry /ˈʃɪvəlri/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Chiv·al·ry n.
 1. A body or order of cavaliers or knights serving on horseback; illustrious warriors, collectively; cavalry. “His Memphian chivalry.”
 By his light
 Did all the chivalry of England move,
 To do brave acts.   --Shak.
 2. The dignity or system of knighthood; the spirit, usages, or manners of knighthood; the practice of knight-errantry.
 3. The qualifications or character of knights, as valor, dexterity in arms, courtesy, etc.
 The glory of our Troy this day doth lie
 On his fair worth and single chivalry.   --Shak.
 4. Eng. Law A tenure of lands by knight's service; that is, by the condition of a knight's performing service on horseback, or of performing some noble or military service to his lord.
 5. Exploit. [Obs.]
 Court of chivalry, a court formerly held before the lord high constable and earl marshal of England as judges, having cognizance of contracts and other matters relating to deeds of arms and war.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: courtesy towards women [syn: gallantry, politesse]
      2: the medieval principles of knighthood