knight·​ly ˈnīt-lē How to pronounce knightly (audio)
: of, relating to, or characteristic of a knight
tales of knightly adventures
: made up of knights
knightliness noun
knightly adverb

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of knightly was in the 14th century

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“Knightly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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