(now rare, historical) Cavalry; horsemen armed for battle.
Other Word Forms of Chivalry
Origin of Chivalry
Middle English chivalrie, a late 13th century loan from Old French word chevalerie, "knighthood, chivalry, nobility, cavalry" (11th century), the -erie abstract of chevaler "knight, horseman", from Medieval Latin caballarius (“horseman, knight”), a derivation from caballus (“horse”). Medieval Latin caballaria (“knighthood, status or fief of a knight”) dates to the 12th century.
Middle English chivalrie from Old French chevalerie from chevalier knight chevalier
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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