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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