Gallantry

Definition of Gallantry

Gal´lant`ry
n.1.Splendor of appearance; ostentatious finery.
Guess the gallantry of our church by this . . . when the desk whereon the priest read was inlaid with plates of silver.
- Fuller.
2.Bravery; intrepidity; as, the troops behaved with great gallantry.
3.Civility or polite attention to ladies; in a bad sense, attention or courtesy designed to win criminal favors from a female; freedom of principle or practice with respect to female virtue; intrigue.
4.Gallant persons, collectively.
Helenus, Antenor, and all the gallantry of Troy.
- Shak.

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