chevalier

noun che·va·lier \ ˌshe-və-ˈlir , especially for senses 1b and 2 also shə-ˈval-ˌyā \

Definition of chevalier

1 a : cavalier 2
b : a member of any of various orders of knighthood or of merit (such as the Legion of Honor)
2 a : a member of the lowest rank of French nobility
b : a cadet of the French nobility
3 : a chivalrous man

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Origin and Etymology of chevalier

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin caballarius horseman — more at 2cavalier


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