(1) Courtesy towards women
(2) The medieval principles governing knighthood and knightly conduct
< word chevalerie. Derived from Medieval Latin caballerius and Late Latin caballarius meaning horseman, and caballus meaning horse.
- Cavalry; horsemen armed for battle.
- The fact or condition of being a knight; knightly skill, prowess.
- The ethical code of the knight prevalent in Medieval Europe, having such primary virtues as mercy towards the poor and oppressed, humility, honor, sacrifice, fear of God, faithfulness, courage and utmost graciousness and courtesy to ladies.
- Courteous behavior, especially that of men towards women.