cicisbeism


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cicisbeism

(ˌtʃiːtʃiːzˈbiːɪzəm)
n
the practice of admiring a married woman

cicisbeism

the practice of a married woman having an escort or cavalier, called a cicisbeo, in attendance.
See also: Marriage
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Reasons for earlier fascination with the Toda were partially aesthetic, but had more to do with the co-existence in their society of polyandry, polygyny, cicisbeism, the bow-and-arrow paternity ceremony, and marriage by capture; and above all the extremely rich and elaborate dairy ritual.