Characterized by elaborate but usually formal courtesy
The Golden Fleece (La Toison d'Or) ranks historically and in distinction as one of the great knightly orders of Europe.
5 Similar causes contributed to the decay of knightly ideas in warfare.
It was not, indeed, the first knightly Order to gird itself for the task.
CAVALIER, a horseman, particularly a horse-soldier or one of gentle birth trained in knightly exercises.
His two wives, Alice Ufford and Alice Fitton - heir of Fitton's manor in Wiggenhall - were both daughters of knightly houses.