Paramour

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Paramour Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    paramour n
  1. a woman's lover [syn: fancy man]
  2. a woman who cohabits with an important man [syn: concubine, courtesan, doxy, odalisque]
Paramour Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Paramour \Par"a*mour\, n. [F. par amour, lit., by or with love. See 2d Par, and Amour.]
  1. A lover, of either sex; a wooer or a mistress (formerly in a good sense, now only in a bad one); one who takes the place, without possessing the rights, of a husband or wife; -- used of a man or a woman. The seducer appeared with dauntless front, accompanied by his paramour --Macaulay.
  2. Love; gallantry. [Obs.] ``For paramour and jollity.'' --Chaucer.
Paramour Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Paramour \Par"a*mour`\, Paramours \Par"a*mours`\, adv. By or with love, esp. the love of the sexes; -- sometimes written as two words. [Obs.] For par amour, I loved her first ere thou. --Chaucer.
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Types of relationships Family · Marriage Husband · Wife Soulmate · Significant other Siblings · Cousin Domestic partnership Widowhood

Boyfriend · Girlfriend Cohabitation · Casual Romantic friendship · Sexual partner

Friendship · Kinship Monogamy · Same-sex relationship Non-monogamy · Open marriage Polyamory · Polyfidelity · Polygamy

Mistress (lover) · Cicisbeo · Concubinage · Courtesan ·

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  • Married girl, paramour commit suicide
    Jaipur, Aug 29 (PTI) A married girl and her paramour allegedly committed suicide in Hathikhera Village of Ajmer district, police said today. Read more on this news related to 'Paramour'
  • Man to trial in case of bomb meant for paramour
    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A central Pennsylvania man has been ordered to stand trial on charges he built a remote-controlled pipe bomb which police say he planned to use to blow up his wife's paramour. Read more on this news related to 'Paramour'
  • Self-deluded stage mom grabs 'The Last of Robin Hood' spotlight
    By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thwarted ambition and shattered dreams push actress Susan Sarandon to become the ultimate stage mother in "The Last of Robin Hood," a drama about the final fling of middle-aged matinee idol Errol Flynn and his teenage lover. As Florence Aadland, the mother of Flynn's young paramour Beverly, Sarandon ventures in Read more on this news related to 'Paramour'

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