knight-errantry

noun

knight-er·​rant·​ry ˈnīt-ˈer-ən-trē How to pronounce knight-errantry (audio)
plural knight-errantries
1
: the practice or actions of a knight-errant
2
: quixotic conduct

Word History

First Known Use

1620, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of knight-errantry was in 1620

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Cite this Entry

“Knight-errantry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/knight-errantry. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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