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.
It is, however, certain that the " most noble " Order of the Garter at least was instituted in the middle of the 14th century, when English chivalry was outwardly brightest and the court most magnificent.