etiquette


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et·i·quette

 (ĕt′ĭ-kĕt′, -kĭt)
n.
The practices and forms prescribed by social convention or by authority.

[French, from Old French estiquet, label; see ticket.]

etiquette

(ˈɛtɪˌkɛt; ˌɛtɪˈkɛt)
n
1. (Sociology) the customs or rules governing behaviour regarded as correct or acceptable in social or official life
2. (Sociology) a conventional but unwritten code of practice followed by members of any of certain professions or groups: medical etiquette.
[C18: from French, from Old French estiquette label, from estiquier to attach; see stick2]

et•i•quette

(ˈɛt ɪ kɪt, -ˌkɛt)

n.
1. conventional requirements as to proper social behavior.
2. a prescribed code of usage in matters of ceremony: court etiquette.
3. the code of ethical behavior among the members of a profession: medical etiquette.
[1740–50; < French étiquette, Middle French estiquette ticket, memorandum, derivative of estiqu(i)er to attach < Germanic]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.etiquette - rules governing socially acceptable behavioretiquette - rules governing socially acceptable behavior
prescript, rule - prescribed guide for conduct or action
protocol - forms of ceremony and etiquette observed by diplomats and heads of state
punctilio - a fine point of etiquette or petty formality

etiquette

noun good or proper behaviour, manners, rules, code, customs, convention, courtesy, usage, protocol, formalities, propriety, politeness, good manners, decorum, civility, politesse, p's and q's, polite behaviour a breach of the rules of diplomatic etiquette

etiquette

noun
Socially correct behavior:
decorum, good form, manner (used in plural), mores, propriety (also used in plural), p's and q's.
Translations
آداب السُّلوك
etiketa
etikettetakt og tone
etiketa
etikett
siîir og siîareglur
etiķete, uzvedības normas

etiquette

[ˈetɪket] Netiqueta f, protocolo m
court etiquette (royal) → ceremonial m de la corte (Jur) → protocolo m de la corte
legal etiquetteética f legal
professional etiquetteética f profesional
etiquette demands thatla etiqueta or el protocolo exige que ...
it is not good etiquetteno está bien visto

etiquette

[ˈɛtɪkɛt] nconvenances fpl, étiquette f
a breach of etiquette → un manquement à l'étiquette

etiquette

nEtikette f; rules of etiquetteVerhaltensregeln pl; a breach of etiquetteein Verstoß mgegen die Etikette; court etiquetteHofetikette f; that’s not in accordance with medical etiquettedas entspricht nicht dem Berufsethos eines Arztes

etiquette

[ˈɛtɪˌkɛt] netichetta
court etiquette (royal) → cerimoniale di corte
medical etiquette → prassi f medica

etiquette

(ˈetiket) noun
rules for correct or polite behaviour between people, or within certain professions. medical/legal etiquette.
References in classic literature ?
You know I never had tea at a manse before, and I'm not sure that I know all the rules of etiquette, although I've been studying the rules given in the Etiquette Department of the Family Herald ever since I came here.
Well, we ought to have an etiquette department, then," said Felicity.
This was not a discourtesy; it was only a part of the elaborate and rigid corps etiquette.
I know very well, sire, that etiquette will not allow kings to be questioned.
It was simply," replied Colbert, quickly, "the fear of causing your majesty the least delay; for, according to established etiquette, you cannot enter any place, with the exception of your own royal residences, until the soldiers' quarters have been marked out by the quartermaster, and the garrison properly distributed.
He was appalled at the vast edifice of etiquette, and lost himself in the mazes of visiting-card conduct between persons in polite society.
It was therefore a very natural point of old feudal etiquette that a gentleman who received a visit, though it were of his sovereign, should not leave his roof, but should wait his arrival at the door of his house.
In the code of military etiquette silence and fixity are forms of deference.
of the hobo, nor put out of countenance by the etiquette of the prince.
As the mazurka began, Boris saw that Adjutant General Balashev, one of those in closest attendance on the Emperor, went up to him and contrary to court etiquette stood near him while he was talking to a Polish lady.
She wondered, indeed, at his thinking it necessary to do so; but supposed it to be the proper etiquette.
They are terrible sticklers for convention and even etiquette in other people.