Gallantry

Gal"lant*ry

(?), n.;
pl. Gallantries (#).
[F. galanterie.] 1. Splendor of appearance; ostentatious finery. [Archaic]
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Guess the gallantry of our church by this . . . when the desk whereon the priest read was inlaid with plates of silver.
Fuller.
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2. Bravery; intrepidity; as, the troops behaved with great gallantry.
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3. Civility or polite attention to ladies; in a bad sense, attention or courtesy designed to win criminal favors from a female; freedom of principle or practice with respect to female virtue; intrigue.
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4. Gallant persons, collectively. [R.]
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Helenus, Antenor, and all the gallantry of Troy.
Shak.

Syn. -- See Courage, and Heroism.
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