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chivalry

noun [U]     /ˈʃɪv.əl.ri/
very polite, honest, and kind behaviour, especially by men towards womenPolite and respectfulPolite and respectful 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 chivalryMiddle Ages (medieval Period) 501-1500
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