knightly

adjective
knight·​ly | \ ˈnīt-lē How to pronounce knightly (audio) \

Definition of knightly

1 : of, relating to, or characteristic of a knight tales of knightly adventures
2 : made up of knights

Other Words from knightly

knightliness noun
knightly adverb

First Known Use of knightly

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Knightly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/knightly. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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