knightly definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or related to a knight or knights.
    • Befitting a knight; formally polite (as a knight); chivalrous, gallant and courtly.
    • Of or with respect to a knight; becoming a knight; chivalrous
    • feature of the time of chivalry and knighthood in the Middle years
    • becoming attentive to females like a great knight
  • adverb:
    • in the way of a knight; chivalrously.
    • In a manner becoming a knight.
  • others:
    • Of or regarding a knight or knights; befitting a knight; chivalrous: as, a knightly fight.
    • In a fashion like or becoming a knight; chivalrously.

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