Gal"lant*ry (?), n.; pl. Gallantries (#). [F. galanterie.]


Splendor of appearance; ostentatious finery.


Guess the gallantry of our church by this . . . when the desk whereon the priest read was inlaid with plates of silver. Fuller.


Bravery; intrepidity; as, the troops behaved with great gallantry.


Civility or polite attention to ladies; in a bed sense, attention or courtesy designed to win criminal favors from a female; freedom of principle or practice with respect to female virtue; intrigue.


Gallant persons, collectively.


Helenus, Antenor, and all the gallantry of Troy. Shak.

Syn. -- See Courage, and Heroism.


© Webster 1913.

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