Definition of chivalric in US English:



  • See chivalry

    • ‘Such concepts were derived partly from the feudal and chivalric traditions in which land was held from the Crown in exchange for the performance of military duties.’
    • ‘It examines chivalric ritual and tournament, much of which took place at Greenwich.’
    • ‘All the new knights were appointed for their chivalric reputations.’
    • ‘As a young man, in particular, he was conspicuous for his enthusiasm for tournaments and other chivalric pursuits, and his devotion to the crusading cause is especially notable.’
    • ‘But clerical disapproval did not undermine the appeal of chivalric culture, with its glorification of courage, loyalty, and military ability.’