chi·​val·​ric | \shə-ˈval-rik \

Definition of chivalric 

: relating to chivalry : chivalrous

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In it, an old, retired, and slightly kooky nobleman named Alonso Quixano reads too many chivalric romances. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’s long, possibly cursed journey to the big screen, explained," 9 May 2018 Here and throughout his informed and insightful book, Mr. Jones makes a convincing argument that in life the Black Prince embodied the chivalric aura that radiates from his splendid effigy. Stephen Brumwell, WSJ, "‘The Black Prince’ Review: When Knighthood Was in Flower," 6 June 2018 There were plates, bowls, ice cups and serving dishes, each adorned with the chivalric order’s star and ribbon. John Kelly, Washington Post, "Hunting for the art squirrels of Washington: Artists have rendered the critters in all sorts of ways," 20 Apr. 2018 In 2015, Welch was awarded the chivalric Order of Australia for exemplary service. San Francisco Chronicle, "Meet the San Francisco Ballet dozen of ‘Unbound: A Festival of New Works’," 6 Apr. 2018 In 1769, the prince of nearby Baden named him to the chivalric Order of Fidelity. Erick Trickey, Smithsonian, "The Prussian Nobleman Who Helped Save the American Revolution," 26 Apr. 2017 This irreverent story of an aristocrat who reads too many chivalric romances was perfect for a broader readership. Martin Puchner, Smithsonian, "How a Ripped-Off Sequel of Don Quixote Predicted Piracy in the Digital Age," 3 Nov. 2017 His books are romances in the chivalric mold, in which beauty, love and bravery possess a greater reality than the characters dedicated to honoring them. Sam Sacks, WSJ, "The Best New Fiction," 6 Oct. 2017 Crane's 'battle pictures' of the Civil War debunk the narrative strategies of popular fiction of his day–chivalric historical romances, popular war novels with domestic subplots, veterans' martial memoirs.... Kat Eschner, Smithsonian, "The Most ‘Realistic’ Civil War Novel Was Written Three Decades After It Ended," 3 Oct. 2017

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1794, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of chivalric

: of or relating to the knights who fought in the Middle Ages

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