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Calvary (KAL vuh ree) (noun)
1. When this word is capitalized, it refers to the hill on which Jesus Christ was crucified: Christ was crucified on Calvary, or Golgotha, which was near the site of ancient Jerusalem.
2. When this word is not capitalized, it refers to a sculptured representation of the Crucifixion, usually erected in the open air: When they approached the church, they could see the calvary that had been erected there to symbolize Christ's Crucifixion.
cavalier (kav" uh LEER) (adjective)
A gesture or offhand dismissal of important matters or showing no concern for something which is important or serious: Tonya has a cavalier attitude about spending money.

Wilbur and Glenda have a cavalier disregard for the rights of others in their neighborhood.

cavalry (KAV uhl ree) (noun)
Members of the army who are assigned duties that require great mobility, either by horseback, motor vehicles, or helicopters: When Tara enlisted in the army, her preference was to serve in the cavalry.

Loretta's aunt who was in the military cavalry, and was stationed in the Middle East, often told her about visiting Calvary during a special trip.

It upset her that some of the other visitors seemed to have a very cavalier attitude at the site.

cavalry (adjective) (not countable)
Descriptive of soldiers who ride in vehicles or helicopters: "The cavalry units were warned to be prepared for an attack by a terrorist group."
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cavalry (s) (noun), cavalries (pl)
1. Formerly, the part of an army made up of soldiers trained to fight on horseback.
2. The more mobile part of a modern army, using armored vehicles and helicopters.
3. Combat troops mounted originally on horses but now often in motorized armored vehicles for greater mobility.

Sometimes cavalry is misspelled as calvary which refers not to horses but to the name of the mount (or hill) just outside the city walls of ancient Jerusalem where the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ took place, according to the Bible; from Latin calvaria, "skull", from Greek golgotha, translating Aramaic gulgulta, "place of the skull".

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