knightly

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English knyghtly, knightlich; equivalent to knight +‎ -ly. Cognate with Old English cnihtlīċ (boyish), Dutch knechtelijk (servile), German knechtlich (menial).

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Adjective[edit]

knightly (comparative knightlier, superlative knightliest)

  1. Of or pertaining to a knight or knights.
  2. Befitting a knight; formally courteous (as a knight); chivalrous, gallant and courtly.
    knightly combat

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Adverb[edit]

knightly (comparative knightlier, superlative knightliest)

  1. In the manner of a knight; chivalrously.

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