Definition of CHIVALRY


CHIVALRY

ancient Eng. law. This word is derived from the French
chevelier, a horseman. It is. the name of a tenure of land by knight"s service.
Chivalry was of two kinds: the first; which was regal, or held only of the
king; or common, which was held of a common person. Co. Litt. h. t.

Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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