courtesy title


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courtesy title

n.
1. A title of no legal validity that is assumed or granted by custom, such as the academic title professor given to any instructor at a college.
2.
a. In Great Britain, the title that the heir of a high-ranking peer customarily uses, consisting of a secondary title accorded to the peer.
b. In Great Britain, the prefixes Lord and Lady added to the given names of the younger children of dukes and marquises or the Honourable added to the children of viscounts and barons.

courtesy title

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) any of several titles having no legal significance, such as those borne by the children of peers

cour′tesy ti`tle


n.
a title allowed by custom, as to the children of dukes.
[1860–65]
References in classic literature ?
Wyatt's work was continued by his poetical disciple and successor, Henry Howard, who, as son of the Duke of Norfolk, held the courtesy title of Earl of Surrey.
When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle named their baby, they made the choice against a courtesy title. The decision was in hopes of giving Baby Archie a normalA life as much as possible.
Yet despite his attempt to 'minimise his identity' by adopting a 'gender neutral' courtesy title, he does appear to have made one oversight in that area.
The royal baby, who was not given a courtesy title, met his uncle and aunt, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, for the first time on Tuesday, having already spent time with his royal great-grandparents, the Queen and Philip.
Also, the royal couple have chosen not to use a courtesy title for their new son who could have assumed the title of Earl of Dumbarton but he will instead be known as Master Archie.
A source said: "They have chosen not to use a courtesy title."
A royal source said the couple had chosen not to give him a courtesy title "at this time".
As the son of a duke, he is entitled to use one of Harry's lesser titles as a courtesy title. But he will one day inherit the title the Duke of Sussex
His title is expected to be Earl of Dumbarton - as the eldest son of a duke he is entitled to use one of Harry's lesser titles as a courtesy title.
History was made for the profession of dentistry in 1995 when Dr Douglas Pike, a dentist, successfully convinced the General Dental Council to allow those holding a dental degree to use the courtesy title doctor in the UK.
In England, the term Esquire is a courtesy title extended to men of gentle birth, which is to say that they were born into money.
While Downing Street confirmed that his new role remained a Cabinet post, Lidington has not been made first secretary of state, the courtesy title that gave Green the job of May's de facto deputy.