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chivalry

noun [U] uk   /ˈʃɪv.əl.ri/ us  
very polite, honest, and kind behaviour, especially by men towards women the system of behaviour followed by knights in the medieval period of history, that put a high value on honour, kindness, and courage: the age of chivalry
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