Definitions for: Knightly


[adj] having the qualities of gallantry attributed to an ideal knight
[adj] characteristic of the time of chivalry and knighthood in the Middle Ages; "chivalric rites"; "the knightly years"



Webster (1913) Definition: Knight`ly, a. [AS. cnihtlic boyish.]
Of or pertaining to a knight; becoming a knight; chivalrous;
as, a knightly combat; a knightly spirit.

For knightly jousts and fierce encounters fit.
--Spenser.

[Excuses] full knightly without scorn. --Tennyson.


Knight"ly, adv.
In a manner becoming a knight.

And why thou comest thus knightly clad in arms. --Shak.

Synonyms: chivalric, chivalrous, courteous, gallant, medieval, past

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