Chivalry

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CHIVALRY, ancient Eng. law. This word is derived from the French chevelier, a horseman. It is. the name of a tenure of land by knight's service. Chivalry was of two kinds: the first; which was regal, or held only of the king; or common, which was held of a common person. Co. Litt. h.t.

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(28) Peter Goodrich has noted that in legal terms male and female agency are largely indistinguishable in the courts of love tradition (46-47).