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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gallantry  \Gal"lant*ry\,  n.;  pl  {Gallantries}.  [F.  galanterie.] 
  1.  Splendor  of  appearance;  ostentatious  finery.  [Archaic] 
 
  Guess  the  gallantry  of  our  church  by  this  .  .  .  when 
  the  desk  whereon  the  priest  read  was  inlaid  with 
  plates  of  silver.  --Fuller. 
 
  2.  Bravery;  intrepidity;  as  the  troops  behaved  with  great 
  gallantry. 
 
  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. 
 
  4.  Gallant  persons,  collectively.  [R.] 
 
  Helenus  Antenor  and  all  the  gallantry  of  Troy. 
  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  See  {Courage},  and  {Heroism}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gallantry 
  n  1:  the  qualities  of  a  hero  or  heroine;  exceptional  or  heroic 
  courage  when  facing  danger  (especially  in  battle);  "he 
  showed  great  heroism  in  battle";  "he  received  a  medal 
  for  valor"  [syn:  {heroism},  {valor},  {valour},  {valorousness}, 
  {valourousness},  {valiance},  {valiancy}] 
  2:  courtesy  towards  women  [syn:  {chivalry},  {politesse}] 
  3:  polite  attentiveness  to  women 




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