courtlylove
courtly love 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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Universalium. 2010.

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  • Courtly love — God Speed! by Edmund Blair Leighton, 1900: a late Victorian view of a lady giving a favor to a knight about to do battle Courtly love was a medieval European conception of nobly and chivalrously expressing love and admiration.[1] Generally,… …   Wikipedia

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