From Middle English knightly, knightlich, from Old English cnihtlīċ (“boyish, youthful, childish”), equivalent to knight + -ly. Cognate with Dutchknechtelijk (“servile”), Germanknechtlich (“menial”).
Knightly Sentence Examples
The Golden Fleece (La Toison d'Or) ranks historically and in distinction as one of the great knightly orders of Europe.
This was the ideal, but to give the reader a clear view of the actual features of knightly society in their contrast with that of our own day, it is necessary to bring out one or two very significant shadows.