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chevalier historical term for a knight; a member of certain orders of knighthood or of modern French orders such as the Legion of Honour. Recorded from late Middle English (denoting a horseman or mounted knight) the word comes via Old French and medieval Latin, from Latin caballus ‘horse’.
Chevalier de St George a name given to James Francis Edward Stuart (1688–1766), father of Charles Edward Stuart, and otherwise known as the Chevalier and the Old Pretender.
Young Chevalier a name given to Charles Edward Stuart (1720–88), son of James Francis Edward Stuart, and otherwise known as the Young Pretender.

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chev·a·lier / ˌshevəˈli(ə)r/ • n. hist. a knight. ∎  a chivalrous man. ∎  a member of certain orders of knighthood or of modern French orders such as the Legion of Honor. ∎  (Chevalier) Brit., hist. the title of James and Charles Stuart, pretenders to the British throne.

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chevalier horseman, knight XIV; cavalier, gallant XVII. ME. chevaler — AN. chevaler, (O)F. chevalier :- medL. caballārius, f. L. caballus horse; refash. after modF. in XVI. Cf. CAVALIER.

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