chi·​val·​ric | \ shə-ˈval-rik How to pronounce chivalric (audio) \

Definition of chivalric

: relating to chivalry : chivalrous

Examples of chivalric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As Michael Price reports for Science magazine, a team using techniques more commonly used to track wildlife estimates that 68 percent of chivalric and heroic works produced in medieval Europe survive today. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 Mar. 2022 According to Sawyer, however, chivalric and historic stories would have been unlikely to find a place in monastic libraries. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 21 Feb. 2022 The group hopes to expand this approach to study literary traditions in Spain, Italy, or other places where chivalric romances flourished. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 21 Feb. 2022 In the new Dev Patel film The Green Knight, his character, Gawain, is given many ominous and foreboding warnings during his chivalric quest to face the titular creature. Rebecca Alter, Vulture, 16 Aug. 2021 The poem uses this premise as a way to examine the chivalric binds that all Arthurian knights are placed in, as the anonymous author grapples with how to maintain one’s honor while retaining possession of one’s head. David Sims, The Atlantic, 28 July 2021 Their inspiration has fired up a long series of activists who carry chivalric ideals of social justice into the present day. Jennifer Wollock, The Conversation, 23 Mar. 2021 The Bible also features warrior women who emerge as chivalric figures. Jennifer Wollock, The Conversation, 23 Mar. 2021 Jewish laws also influenced the chivalric customs of medieval leaders. Jennifer Wollock, The Conversation, 23 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of chivalric

1794, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chivalric

chivalry + -ic entry 1

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“Chivalric.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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