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Definitions of courtesy

  1. a courteous or respectful or considerate remark Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a courteous or respectful or considerate act Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a courteous manner Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Politeness; civility; urbanity; courtliness. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. An act of civility or respect; an act of kindness or favor performed with politeness. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. Favor or indulgence, as distinguished from right; as, a title given one by courtesy. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. To make a respectful salutation or movement of respect; esp. (with reference to women), to bow the body slightly, with bending of the knes. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. To treat with civility. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. Politeness combined with kindness; an act of civility. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. A gesture of greeting or respect. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. To make such a gesture. Also, curtsey, curtsy. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. Courtliness: elegance of manner: an act of civility or respect. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. The gesture of salutation or respect performed by women by slightly depressing the body and bending the knees. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. To make a courtesy:-pr.p. courtesying; pa.p. courtesied. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. A gesture of salutation made by women. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. Elegance or politeness of manner; civility. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. To make a courtesy. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. An old-time gesture of civility or respect, somewhat resembling a bow, made by women; a curtsy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. Genuine politeness; courtliness; a courteous favor or act. curtesy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. Politeness of manners, especially accompanied with kindness and some degree of dignity; an act of civility or respect; an act of kindness done with politeness; a favour. Tenure by courtesy, or curtesy, where a man who has married a woman seized of an estate of inheritance, and has by her issue born alive which was capable of inheriting her estate, on the death of his wife holds the lands for his life. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. The act of salutation or respect on the part of a lady by slightly bending the body and the knees. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. Politeness of manners combined with kindness; civility; an act of civility or respect; favour not by right. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  24. An act of respect or reverence paid by a woman. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  25. To perform an act of respect, &c., as a woman. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  26. kort'e-si, or kurt'e-si, n. courtliness: elegance of manner: an act of civility or respect: a curtsy: (law) the life interest which the surviving husband has in the real or heritable estate of his wife.--v.i. to make a curtsy.--pr.p. court'esying; pa.p. court'esied.--n.pl. COURT'ESY-T[=I]'TLES, titles really invalid, but allowed by the usage of society--as to children of peers. [O. Fr. courtoisie.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  27. Courteous behaviour or disposition; by c., by favour, not of right; c. title, one held by c., having no legal validity; (Law) c. of England, Scotland, husband\'s tenure after wife\'s death of certain kinds of property in herited by her; =CURTSY. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  28. n. Elegance and politeness of manners; —an act of civility or respect; —favour or indulgence, as distinguished from right. Cabinet Dictionary
  29. n. A gesture or expression of respect or civility by women—consisting in a slight inclination of the body. Cabinet Dictionary
  30. Elegance of manners, civility, complaisance; an act of civility or respect; a tenure, not of right, but of the favour of others. Complete Dictionary
  31. The reverence made by women. Complete Dictionary

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