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chivalry
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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Definition
the medieval principles governing knighthood and knightly conduct such as honor, kindness, bravery, and protection of the weak

or:

courtesy — especially of men towards women
  • But our headmaster, Randy White, was a chivalrous man—he was a gallant of the old school, when it came to defending the weaker sex.
    p. 382.8

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