Definition of Courtesy. Meaning of Courtesy. Synonyms of Courtesy

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Definition of Courtesy

Courtesy
Courtesy Courte"sy (k[^u]rt"s[y^]), n. [See the preceding word.] 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.
Courtesy
Courtesy 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.
Courtesy
Courtesy 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. --Milton. 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. --Shak. 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
Courtesy Courte"sy, v. t. To treat with civility. [Obs.]

Meaning of Courtesy from wikipedia

- Courtesy (from the word courteis, from the 12th century) is gentle politeness and courtly manners. In the Middle Ages in Europe, the behaviour expected...
- A courtesy name (Chinese: 字; pinyin: zì; lit.: 'character'), also known as a style name, is a name bestowed upon one at adulthood in addition to one's...
- A courtesy title is a form of address in systems of nobility used for children, former wives and other close relatives of a peer, as well as certain officials...
- Professional courtesy generally refers to the etiquette extended between members of the same profession. The concept of professional courtesy is believed...
- A courtesy call is a call or visit made out of politeness. In diplomacy, a courtesy call is a formal meeting in which a diplomat or representative or...
- A courtesy title is a title that does not have legal significance but rather is used through custom or courtesy, particularly, in the context of nobility...
- Military courtesy is one of the defining features of a professional military force. The courtesies form a strict and sometimes elaborate code of conduct...
- Davis is a Christian. He is the subject of the 2016 do****entary Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Davis was the...
- Courtesy lights are used to request right-of-way primarily by volunteer or on-call firefighters and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) to expedite their...
- A courtesy telephone is a telephone located in airport terminals, large train stations, hotel lobbies, and other places where many travellers are expected...
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