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 bed 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.

 

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