from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An idealized and often illicit form of love celebrated in the literature of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance in which a knight or courtier devotes himself to a noblewoman who is usually married and feigns indifference to preserve her reputation.
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- n. A mediaeval European conception of noble and chivalrous love, generally secret and between members of the nobility.
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- n. (Middle Ages) a highly conventionalized code of conduct for lovers
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