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knight-errantry (countable and uncountable, plural knight-errantries)

  1. The character or actions of wandering knights; the practice of wandering in quest of adventures.
  2. Chivalry; a quixotic or romantic adventure or scheme.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for knight-errantry in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)