Definition: Redamancy (pronounced: red-a-man-sE); Latin; noun
1. The act of loving the one who loves you; a love returned in full
Why I love this word:
Redamancy is much deeper than the love between two romantic souls; it is any kind of love. It's loving your friends and family, the love that we sometimes take for granted. The most important love to return is the unconditional love that comes from those who love you no matter what. The ones who love you in all that you are and accept your flaws, your weaknesses, and even when you are at your worst. Returning that kind of love, that is what redamancy is about. Of course it is also considered romantically but it is not the fleeting kind of romantic love; it is the true love that gets stronger with time and can withstand any obstacle that comes its way. Redamancy is not for the selfish hearted--it is a completely selfless act of loving someone else without condition or pause just as they love you.
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