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.
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.
Syn. -- See Courage, and Heroism.
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