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cavalier servente

[kah-vah-lyer ser-ven-te] /ˌkɑ vɑˈlyɛr sɛrˈvɛn tɛ/
noun, plural cavalieri serventi
[kah-vah-lye-ree ser-ven-tee] /ˌkɑ vɑˈlyɛ ri sɛrˈvɛn ti/ (Show IPA).
Italian.
1.
a lover; suitor.
Origin of cavalier servente
literally, serving cavalier
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  • The successful lover is the cavalier servente of all nations.

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