Pronunciation: (nīt'lē), [key]
1. characteristic of a knight; noble, courageous, and generous: knightly deeds.
2. being or resembling a knight.
3. of or belonging to a knight: knightly duties.
4. composed of knights.
in a manner befitting a knight.
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