3. Disposed to favor the great; favoring the policy or party of the court; obsequious. Macaulay.
(Court"ly), adv. In the manner of courts; politely; gracefully; elegantly.
They can produce nothing so courtly writ.
(Court`-mar"tial) n.; pl. Courts-martial A court consisting of military or naval officers, for
the trial of one belonging to the army or navy, or of offenses against military or naval law.
(Court`-mar"tial), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Court-martialed (- shald); p. pr. & vb. n. Court-
martialing.] To subject to trial by a court- martial.
(Court"-plas`ter) n. Sticking plaster made by coating taffeta or silk on one side with some
adhesive substance, commonly a mixture of isinglass and glycerin.
1. The act of paying court, with the intent to solicit a favor. Swift.
2. The act of wooing in love; solicitation of woman to marriage.
This method of courtship, [by which] both sides are prepared for all the matrimonial adventures that are
3. Courtliness; elegance of manners; courtesy. [Obs.]
Trim gallants, full of courtship and of state.
4. Court policy; the character of a courtier; artifice of a court; court-craft; finesse. [Obs.]
She [the Queen] being composed of courtship and Popery.
(Court" ten"nis) See under Tennis.
(Court"yard) n. A court or inclosure attached to a house.
(Cous"cous`) n. A kind of food used by the natives of Western Africa, made of millet flour
with flesh, and leaves of the baobab; called also lalo.
(Cous`cou*sou") n. A favorite dish in Barbary. See Couscous.
(Cous"in) n. [F. cousin, LL. cosinus, cusinus, contr. from L. consobrinus the child of a mother's
sister, cousin; con- + sobrinus a cousin by the mother's side, a form derived fr. soror (forsosor) sister.
See Sister, and cf. Cozen, Coz.]
1. One collaterally related more remotely than a brother or sister; especially, the son or daughter of an
uncle or aunt.
The children of brothers and sisters are usually denominated first cousins, or cousins-german. In the
second generation, they are called second cousins. See Cater-cousin, and Quater-cousin.
Thou art, great lord, my father's sister's son,
A cousin-german to great Priam's seed.
2. A title formerly given by a king to a nobleman, particularly to those of the council. In English writs,
etc., issued by the crown, it signifies any earl.
My noble lords and cousins, all, good morrow.