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Meaning of KNIGHT-ERRANTRY

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  quixotic (romantic and impractical) behavior
  2. [n]  (medieval) the code of conduct observed by a knight errant who is wandering in search of deeds of chivalry
 

KNIGHT-ERRANTRY is a 15 letter word that starts with K.

 

 Synonyms: quixotism
 
 See Also: code of behavior, code of conduct, idealism

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Knight"-er`rant*ry\, n.; pl.
{Knight-errantries}.
The character or actions of wandering knights; the practice
of wandering in quest of adventures; chivalry; a quixotic or
romantic adventure or scheme.



   The rigid guardian [i. e., conscience] of a blameless
   heart Is weak with rank knight-erratries o'errun. --Young.

 
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 Related Terms: bigheartedness, bigness, chivalrousness, chivalry, elevation, errantry, exaltation, generosity, generousness, great heart, greatheartedness, greatness, greatness of heart, heroism, high-mindedness, idealism, knightliness, largeheartedness, liberality, liberalness, loftiness, magnanimity, magnanimousness, nobility, noble-mindedness, nobleness, openhandedness, princeliness, sublimity
 

 

 

 

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