Knight-errantries
Knight-errantry Knight"-er`rant*ry, n.; pl. {Knight-errantries}. The character or actions of wandering knights; the practice of wandering in quest of adventures; chivalry; a quixotic or romantic adventure or scheme. [1913 Webster]

The rigid guardian [i. e., conscience] of a blameless heart Is weak with rank knight-erratries o'errun. --Young. [1913 Webster]


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  • Knight-errantry — Knight er rant*ry, n.; pl. {Knight errantries}. The character or actions of wandering knights; the practice of wandering in quest of adventures; chivalry; a quixotic or romantic adventure or scheme. [1913 Webster] The rigid guardian [i. e.,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • knight-errantry — [nīt′er′ən trē] n. pl. knight errantries 1. the behavior or action of a knight errant 2. quixotic behavior …   English World dictionary

  • knight-errantry — /nuyt er euhn tree/, n., pl. knight errantries. 1. the behavior, vocation, or character of a knight errant. 2. quixotic conduct or action. [1645 55; KNIGHT ERRANT + RY] * * * …   Universalium

  • knight-errantry — noun (plural knight errantries) Date: 1620 1. the practice or actions of a knight errant 2. quixotic conduct …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • knight-errantry — /naɪt ˈɛrəntri/ (say nuyt eruhntree) noun (plural knight errantries) 1. conduct or a performance like that of a knight errant. 2. quixotic conduct or action …   Australian English dictionary

  • knight-errantry — ˈ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun (plural knight errantries) 1. a. : the character or actions of a knight errant : the practice of wandering in quest of adventures b. : quixotic conduct : a quixotic or romantic adventure or scheme 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • knight-errantry — knight′ er′rantry n. pl. errantries 1) why the behavior, vocation, or character of a knight errant 2) why quixotic conduct or action • Etymology: 1645–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • errantry — /er euhn tree/, n., pl. errantries. conduct or performance like that of a knight errant. [1645 55; ERRANT + RY] * * * …   Universalium

  • errantry — /ˈɛrəntri/ (say eruhntree) noun (plural errantries) conduct or performance like that of a knight errant …   Australian English dictionary

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