Court-baron to Covenant
(Court"-bar`on) n. (Law) An inferior court of civil jurisdiction, attached to a manor, and
held by the steward; a baron's court; now fallen into disuse.
(Court"bred`) a. Bred, or educated, at court; polished; courtly.
(Court"-craft`) n. The artifices, intrigues, and plottings, at courts.
(Court"-cup`board) n. A movable sideboard or buffet, on which plate and other articles
of luxury were displayed on special ocasions. [Obs.]
A way with the joint stools, remove the court- cupboard, look to the plate.
(Courtelle) n. a wool-like fabric.
(Cour"te*ous) a. [OE. cortais, corteis, cortois, rarely corteous, OF. corties, corteis, F.
courtois. See Court.] Of courtlike manners; pertaining to, or expressive of, courtesy; characterized by
courtesy; civil; obliging; well bred; polite; affable; complaisant.
A patient and courteous bearing.
His behavior toward his people is grave and courteous.
(Cour"te*ous*ly), adv. In a courteous manner.
(Cour"te*ous*ness), n. The quality of being courteous; politeness; courtesy.
(Cour"te*py) n. [D. kort short + pije a coarse cloth.] A short coat of coarse cloth. [Obs.]
Full threadbare was his overeste courtepy.
(Court"er) n. One who courts; one who plays the lover, or who solicits in marriage; one who
flatters and cajoles. Sherwood.
(Cour"te*san) n. [F. courtisane, fr. courtisan courtier, It. cortigiano; or directly fr. It. cortigiana,
or Sp. cortesana. See Court.] A woman who prostitutes herself for hire; a prostitute; a harlot.
Lasciviously decked like a courtesan.
Sir H. Wotton.
(Cour"te*san*ship), n. Harlotry.
(Cour"te*sy) n.; pl. Courtesies [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
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.
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.