courtly love

courtly love
noun Date: 1702 a late medieval conventionalized code prescribing conduct and emotions of ladies and their lovers

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • courtly love — noun (Middle Ages) a highly conventionalized code of conduct for lovers • Topics: ↑Middle Ages, ↑Dark Ages • Hypernyms: ↑code of conduct, ↑code of behavior * * * ˌcourtly ˈlove 7 [courtly love …   Useful english dictionary

  • Courtly love — Modern term popularised by C. S. Lewis to describe the various kinds of love between man and woman described in the works of troubadours and others between the 11c and the 13c. The range of feeling ran from the dutiful respect owed a lord s wife …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • courtly love — noun a highly conventionalized medieval tradition of love between a knight and a married noblewoman …   English new terms dictionary

  • courtly love — court′ly love′ n. lit. a highly stylized code of conduct between lovers, often the subject of medieval literature • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • courtly love — /kɔtli ˈlʌv/ (say kawtlee luv) noun a medieval concept originating in the courts of southern France, which idealised illicit love, prescribed a highly conventionalised code of conduct for lovers, and gave rise to an extensive literature on the… …   Australian English dictionary

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