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 paramourMacaulay.
2. Love; gallantry.
[Obs.] "For paramour and jollity."
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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