Knightly definition

nītlē
Of, characteristic of, like, or befitting a knight; chivalrous, brave, etc.
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Consisting of knights.
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(archaic) In a knightly manner.
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Of or pertaining to a knight or knights.
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Befitting a knight; formally courteous (as a knight); chivalrous, gallant and courtly.

Knightly combat.

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In the manner of a knight; chivalrously.
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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
knightly
Comparative:
knightlier
Superlative:
knightliest

Origin of knightly

  • From Middle English knightly, knightlich, from Old English cnihtlīċ (“boyish, youthful, childish”), equivalent to knight +‎ -ly. Cognate with Dutch knechtelijk (“servile”), German knechtlich (“menial”).

    From Wiktionary