Pronunciation: (shev"u-lēr' or, esp. for 1, 2, shu-val'yā, -väl'-), [key]
1. a member of certain orders of honor or merit: a chevalier of the Legion of Honor.
2. Fr. Hist.the lowest title of rank in the old nobility.
3. a chivalrous man; cavalier.
4. Archaic.a knight.
Pronunciation: (shu-val'yā, -väl'-; Fr. shu-va-lyā'), [key]
Mau•rice (Au•guste) Pronunciation: (mô-rēs' ô'gust; Fr. mō-rēs' ō-gyst'), [key] 1888–1972, French actor and singer.
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