knight-errantry

noun
knight-er·​rant·​ry | \ ˈnīt-ˈer-ən-trē How to pronounce knight-errantry (audio) \
plural knight-errantries

Definition of knight-errantry

1 : the practice or actions of a knight-errant
2 : quixotic conduct

First Known Use of knight-errantry

1620, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Learn More About knight-errantry

Time Traveler for knight-errantry

Time Traveler

The first known use of knight-errantry was in 1620

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near knight-errantry

knight-errant

knight-errantry

knightess

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for knight-errantry

Cite this Entry

“Knight-errantry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/knight-errantry. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Which Word Does Not Belong?

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!