Pronunciation: (shiv'ul-rus), [key]
1. having the qualities of chivalry, as courage, courtesy, and loyalty.
2. considerate and courteous to women; gallant.
3. gracious and honorable toward an enemy, esp. a defeated one, and toward the weak or poor.
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