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wittol

[wit-l] /ˈwɪt l/
noun, Archaic.
1.
a man who knows of and tolerates his wife's infidelity.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English wetewold, equivalent to wete wit2 + (coke)wold cuckold
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wittol

/ˈwɪtəl/
noun
1.
(obsolete) a man who tolerates his wife's unfaithfulness
Word Origin
C15 wetewold, from witen to know (see wit²) + -wold, perhaps from cokewoldcuckold
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