From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Jealousy \Jeal"ous*y\, n.; pl. Jealousies. [ F. jalousie. See
   Jealous, and cf. Jalousie.]
   The quality of being jealous; earnest concern or solicitude;
   painful apprehension of rivalship in cases directly affecting
   one's happiness; painful suspicion of the faithfulness of
   husband, wife, or lover.
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         I was jealous for jealousy.              --Zech. viii.
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         Jealousy is the . . . apprehension of superiority.
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         Whoever had qualities to alarm our jealousy, had
         excellence to deserve our fondness.      --Rambler.
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