In English law chivalry meant the tenure of land by knights' service.
"Appreciate the chivalry," Katie retorted.
The pick of the feudal chivalry composed their ranks; with all Europe to draw upon, their resources seemed inexhaustible, and centuries of political experience made them as formidable in diplomacy as they were valiant in warfare.
I saw chivalry and flags of truce in 1805; they humbugged us and we humbugged them.
Two modes of conferring knighthood appear to have prevailed from a very early period in all countries where chivalry was known.