Court of chivalry

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Court of chivalry a court formerly held before the lord high constable and earl marshal of England as judges, having cognizance of contracts and other matters relating to deeds of arms and war.
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Usage

In literature:

Ne'theless, the High Court of Chivalry shall adjudge this case.
"Men of Iron" by Howard Pyle
In Scotland the laws of chivalry, as they were strictly observed in the courts of England and France, did not prevail.
"In Freedom's Cause" by G. A. Henty
Forth all ye, the knights of my court, to receive the flower of chivalry who cometh hither!
"The History of Don Quixote, Vol. I., Part 7." by Miguel de Cervantes
Forth all ye, the knights of my court, to receive the flower of chivalry who cometh hither!
"The History of Don Quixote, Vol. I, Complete" by Miguel de Cervantes
I come to these parts seeking Sir Tristram of Lyonesse, of whose fame I hear told in every court of chivalry whither I go.
"The Story of the Champions of the Round Table" by Howard Pyle
The charge made by Sir Max will certainly justify a court of chivalry in ordering the combat.
"Yolanda: Maid of Burgundy" by Charles Major
Ferrara maintained the chivalry of courts.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7)" by John Addington Symonds
King Roderick came forth attended by the chivalry of his court, to receive the royal captive.
"Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, March 1844" by Various
And now he thinks he's found one, but it wouldn't pass in a court of chivalry.
"We Three" by Gouverneur Morris
She was the court of Europe, the acknowledged leader of chivalry and of grandeur.
"Due South or Cuba Past and Present" by Maturin M. Ballou
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In poetry:

His brother, too, whose factious zeal
Usurped the sceptre of Castile,
Unskilled to reign;
What a gay, brilliant court had he,
When all the flower of chivalry
Was in his train!
"Coplas De Manrique (From The Spanish)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

A courtly disconnect currently exists at the State Capitol, and it might be wondered how long this Age of Chivalry will last.
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