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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gallantry \Gal"lant*ry\, n.; pl. Gallantries. [F. galanterie.] 1. Splendor of appearance; ostentatious finery. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] Guess the gallantry of our church by this . . . when the desk whereon the priest read was inlaid with plates of silver. --Fuller. [1913 Webster] 2. Bravery; intrepidity; as, the troops behaved with great gallantry. [1913 Webster] 3. Civility or polite attention to ladies; in a bad sense, attention or courtesy designed to win criminal favors from a female; freedom of principle or practice with respect to female virtue; intrigue. [1913 Webster] 4. Gallant persons, collectively. [R.] [1913 Webster] Helenus, Antenor, and all the gallantry of Troy. --Shak. Syn: See Courage, and Heroism. [1913 Webster]