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cavalier servente

[ kah-vah-lyer ser-ven-te ]
/ ˌkɑ vɑˈlyɛr sɛrˈvɛn tɛ /
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noun, plural ca·va·lie·ri ser·ven·ti [kah-vah-lye-ree ser-ven-tee]. /ˌkɑ vɑˈlyɛ ri sɛrˈvɛn ti/. Italian.

a lover; suitor.

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Origin of cavalier servente

Literally, “serving cavalier”
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