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Definition of Courtesy
CourtesyCourtesy Courte"sy (k[^u]rt"s[y^]), n. [See the preceding
An act of civility, respect, or reverence, made by women,
consisting of a slight depression or dropping of the body,
with bending of the knees. [Written also curtsy.]
The lady drops a courtesy in token of obedience, and
the ceremony proceeds as usual. --Golgsmith. CourtesyCourtesy Courte"sy, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Courtesied
(-s[i^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Courtesying.]
To make a respectful salutation or movement of respect; esp.
(with reference to women), to bow the body slightly, with
bending of the knes. CourtesyCourtesy Cour"te*sy (k?r"t?-s?), n.; pl. Courtesies (-s?z).
[OE. cortaisie, corteisie, courtesie, OF. curteisie,
cortoisie, OF. curteisie, cortoisie, F. courtoisie, fr.
curteis, corteis. See Courteous.]
1. Politeness; civility; urbanity; courtliness.
And trust thy honest-offered courtesy, With oft is
sooner found in lowly sheds, With smoky rafters,
than in tapestry walls And courts of princes, where
it first was named, And yet is most pretended.
Pardon me, Messer Claudio, if once more I use the
ancient courtesies of speech. --Longfellow.
2. An act of civility or respect; an act of kindness or favor
performed with politeness.
My lord, for your many courtesies I thank you.
3. Favor or indulgence, as distinguished from right; as, a
title given one by courtesy.
Courtesy title, a title assumed by a person, or popularly
conceded to him, to which he has no valid claim; as, the
courtesy title of Lord prefixed to the names of the
younger sons of noblemen.
Syn: Politiness; urbanity; civility; complaisance;
affability; courteousness; elegance; refinement;
courtliness; good breeding. See Politeness.
Courtesy Courte"sy, v. t.
To treat with civility. [Obs.]
Meaning of Courtesy from wikipedia
(from the word courteis, from the 12th century) is gentle politeness
manners. In the Middle
Ages in Europe, the behaviour
- A courtesy
name (Chinese: 字; pinyin: zì; lit.: 'character'), also known
as a style
name, is a name bestowed
upon one at adulthood
- A courtesy title
is a form of address
used for children, former wives
and other close relatives
of a peer, as well as certain
- Professional courtesy generally refers
to the etiquette extended between members
of the same profession. The concept
of professional courtesy
- A courtesy
call is a call or visit
made out of politeness. In diplomacy, a courtesy
call is a formal meeting
- A courtesy title
is a title
that does not have legal significance
is used through custom
, particularly, in the context
- Military courtesy
is one of the defining features
of a professional military
force. The courtesies
form a strict
and sometimes elaborate
code of conduct...
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- Courtesy lights
are used to request
or on-call firefighters
and emergency medical technicians
(EMTs) to expedite
- A courtesy telephone
is a telephone located
terminals, large train
lobbies, and other places where
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