n. pl. gal·lant·ries
1. Nobility of spirit or action; courage.
2. Chivalrous attention toward women; courtliness: "the air of faintly mocking gallantry with which he habitually treated mother" (Louis Auchincloss).
3. The act or an instance of gallant speech or behavior.
4. Archaic A bold or stylish appearance.
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